Learn Hiragana ma ま. It's pronounced like the “ma” in “homage”.
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Learn Hiragana ma ま

ま is pronounced like the “ma” in “homage”.

The Hiragana ま is made with 3 strokes.

It’s like the right part of は with an extra horizontal line.

ま can be used like the English “well” or, when repeated, to tell someone to calm down. The katakana counterpart to ま is マ.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana ma ま

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How to write Hiragana ma ま

Start with the top horizontal line followed by the smaller middle one slightly below it.

Intersect these lines with the vertical stroke, and finish it with a full loop to the left with a tail at it’s base.

Word samples using Hiragana ma ま

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
まいにちMainichiEveryday
まどMadoWindow
まんがMangaManga
まつりMatsuriFestival
まめMameLegume

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