Learn Hiragana no の. It's pronounced like the word “no”.
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Learn Hiragana no の

の is pronounced like the word “no”.

The Hiragana の is made with 1 continuous stroke.

の is the possessive particle. Think of it like the possessive “ ‘s ” of English or the word “of”.

わたしのえんぴつです。
Watashi no enpitsu desu.
It’s my pencil.

The katakana counterpart to の is ノ. It’s like ナ with one less line.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana no の

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How to write Hiragana no の

Start with the straight vertical line. Intersect the side of this line with the start of the 2nd stroke a little above its middle.

Then cutback diagonally left and down. From there, retrace the stroke slightly prior to curving out wide to the right. End with a small full loop at the base.

Word samples using Hiragana no の

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
のりものNorimonoVehicle
のうかNoukaFarmer
のうぎょうNōgyōAgriculture
のるNoruTo get on
のぼるNoboruTo ascend

More about Hiragana no の

Learn more about this particle here.

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