Hiragana so - そ. It's pronounced like “so” in “soda”
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Learn Hiragana so そ

そ is pronounced like “so” in “soda”

The Hiragana そ is made with 1 stroke.

そう is a widely used word that can change in meaning drastically based on tone and intonation.

On it’s own it means, “I see”. It can be used to express disappointment, surprise, agreement or confirmation, and is often paired with particles like か、ね、よ、だ to add and clarify these meanings.

The katakana counterpart to そ is ソ. It’s like ツ only with one dash or “eye”.

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How to write Hiragana so そ

Made with 1 long stroke. Start small at the top.

Cut back diagonally down followed by a longer horizontal line in the middle. End with an inward semicircle curve.

Word samples using Hiragana so そ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
そうじSōjiCleaning
そつぎょうSotsugyōGraduation
そとSotoOutside
そんざいSonzaiExistence
そうおんSōonNoise

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