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Learn Hiragana na な

な is pronounced like the final “na” in “banana”.

The Hiragana な is made with 4 strokes.

な is an end of phrase particle used to show your confirmation/agreement.

にほんへいきたいな。 Nihon e ikitai na. I want to go to Japan, don’t I?

The katakana counterpart to な is ナ. The left part of な looks similar to ナ.

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How to write Hiragana na な

Start with the left horizontal one. Intersect it with the left slanting vertical line. Make a small dash to the right starting at the same height as the horizontal line.

Finally, start a vertical line that does a full loop to the left at its bottom and completes by moving in a horizontal curve to the right base of the character.

Word samples using Hiragana na な

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
なまえNamaeName
なつNatsuSummer
なるNaruTo become
なみだNamidaTear
なみNamiWave

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