Hiragana sa - ささ is pronounced like the sa in “satin”.
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Learn Hiragana sa さ

さ is pronounced like the sa in “satin”.

The Hiragana さ is made with 3 strokes. (Note: the handwritten version of this character differs from the print version much like き)

You’ll sometimes hear people say さあ meaning, who knows or I don’t know. The katakana counterpart of さ is サ.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana sa さ

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How to write Hiragana sa さ

Start with the horizontal line through the middle. It can curve upwards slightly. Now draw the slanting vertical line intersecting this line, and end it with a short left horizontal hook.

Finish with a curved line, like the left side of a smile. at the base of the character.

It’s き, only missing 1 of the horizontal lines.

Word samples using Hiragana sa さ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
SaDifference, variation
さんぽSanpoWalk, stroll
さいふSaifuWallet
さとうSatōSugar
さくぶんSakubunWriting, essay

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