Learn Hiragana u う - how to use & pronounce the second Japanese vowel
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Learn Hiragana u う

is the third Hiragana character vowel sound that we will meet.

う is pronounced like the “ew” or “o” sound in the words “flew/do” respectively.

The Katakana counterpart to う is ウ. They have a similar shape, making it easy to remember.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana uう

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How to write Hiragana uう

The Hiragana う is made with 2 strokes.

  1. Start with the short downwards dash going left to right.
  2. Underneath this stroke, arc a sideways slanted U that ends near the center of the character at its base.

Word samples using Hiragana う u

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More about Hiragana う u

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