Hiragana su - す. It's pronounced like the name “Sue”.
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Learn Hiragana su す

す is pronounced like the name “Sue”.

The Hiragana す is made with 2 strokes.

す is part of the verb to breathe/smoke: “すう”. Kanji: 吸う.

The katakana counterpart of す is ス, not to be mixed up with the other katakana ヌ.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana su す

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How to write Hiragana su す

Start with the horizontal line. Then make the vertical line intersecting slightly right of the middle with the loop below this and a left curving tail at the base.

Word samples using Hiragana su す

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
SuNest
すいどうSuidōWater supply
すうがくSūgakuMathematics
すいえいSuieiSwimming
すなSunaSand

More about Hiragana su す

す comes from the cursive form of the kanji 寸. You can find more about the origin of this character here

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