Learn Hiragana yu ゆ. It's pronounced like the word “you” or the letter “U”.
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Learn Hiragana yu ゆ

ゆ is pronounced like the word “you” or the letter “U”.

The Hiragana ゆ is made with 2 strokes.

The katakana counterpart to ゆ is ユ. It’s a bit like a sideways inverted “u”.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana yu ゆ

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How to write Hiragana yu ゆ

Start with the longer stroke. It’s a vertical line that cuts out right and up at its bottom and then loops back around almost coming full circle.

Then make the second stroke vertically through the middle of the character. Its bottom tail end leaning slightly to the left.

Word samples using Hiragana yu ゆ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
YuHot water
ゆみYumiBow (weapon)
ゆきYukiSnow
ゆうびんきょくYūbinkyokuPost office
ゆめYumeDream

More about Hiragana yu ゆ

Did you see Spirited away movie? ゆ symbol appears on the bathhouse scene as in this picture

More about the meaning “hot water” on this link

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