Learning Japanese Hiragana Letter ご

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Learning Hiragana Japanese Letter

Another hiragana letter in Japanese alphabetic system is . It is actually a modified form of hiragana letter. It is built by adding two lines which is located on top of the right side of the letter . The letter itself will be read as ‘go’. Those two lines is called ten ten.

Hiragana Form

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        1.       (go)

        2.       ごうかく (goukaku)

        3.       ごぜん(gozen)

        4.       ごみ(gomi)

        5.       ごむ(gomu)

        6.       ごご(gogo)

        7.       ごい(goi)

        8.       ごらん(goran)

        9.       ごがつ(gogatsu)

      10.   ごはん(gohan)

1.       five

2.       success, passing (e.g. exam), eligibility

3.       morning, A.M., am

4.       rubbish, trash, garbage

5.      gum, rubber, eraser.

6.       afternoon, P.M., pm

7.       vocabulary, glossary

8.       look (honorific), inspection, try.

9.       May.

10.   rice (cooked), meal.

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