Hiragana se - せ. It's pronounced like the word “say”.
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Learn Hiragana se せ

せ is pronounced like the word “say”.

The Hiragana せ is made with 3 strokes.

A common adverb using the character is せっせと, meaning diligently.

The katakana counterpart of せ is セ. They look quite similar.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana se せ

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How to write Hiragana se

Start with the horizontal line. It can be slightly slanting upwards.

Then make the right vertical line, hooking in to the left at its bottom.

Finish with the left side vertical line, curving in to the right horizontally past the right vertical line from before.

Word samples using Hiragana se せ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
せんせいSenseiTeacher
せんたくSentakuWashing, laundry
せびろSebiroBusiness suit
せっけんSekkenSoap
せいかつSeikatsuLiving, life (one’s daily existence)

More about Hiragana se

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