Learn Hiragana ta-た. The first part of this character looks a bit like a “t”.
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Learn Hiragana ta た

た is pronounced like the “to” in “tomato”

so long as the speaker doesn’t over emphasize the o sound in it. (American English).

The first part of this character looks a bit like a “t”. Then it has a small こ. たたた is often used as an onomatoppeia for running.

It can also be a yell or battle cry. (Eg. Link swinging a sword going ター!) The katakana counterpart to た is タ. Similar to ク.

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How to write Hiragana ta た

The Hiragana た is made with 4 strokes. Start with the short horizontal line. Then intersect the line right in the middle with the long slanting vertical line.

Next is the small こ. Start with the top horizontal line. Its hook end is optional. The line can be curved or straight. Then make the bottom line with a short vertical curve that goes into the horizontal line. Roughly the same length.

Word samples using Hiragana ta た

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
だれDareWho
たばこTabakoTobacco
たまごTamagoEgg
たいしかんTaishikanEmbassy
たんじょうびTanjōbiBirthday

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