Learn Hiragana nu ぬ. It's pronounced like the word “new”.
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Learn Hiragana nu ぬ

ぬ is pronounced like the word “new”.

The Hiragana is made with 2 strokes.

Not to be confused with め eg. “me”.

Its use with a questioning intonation “ぬ?” is similar to the English “Hm?” in both sound and meaning.

The katakana counterpart to ぬ is ヌ.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana nu ぬ

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How to write Hiragana nu ぬ

Start with the small rightward curved vertical line. Follow with a mirrored leftward curved line that loops around, intersecting with itself once and the first stroke twice.

This stroke ends with a small full loop at the bottom right of the character.

Word samples using Hiragana nu ぬ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
ぬすむNusumuTo steal
ぬぐNuguTake off (clothes)
ぬるNuruTo paint
ぬれるNureruTo get wet

More about Hiragana nu ぬ

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