Learning Japanese Hiragana Letter が

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Hiragana Tutorial Series

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 ‘ga’. Those two lines is called ten ten.

Hiragana Form

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1. がっこう(gakkou)

2. がか(gaka)

3. がん(gan)

4. がまん(gaman)

5. がいむしょう(gaimushou)

6. がくし(gakushi)

7. がくひ(gakuhin)

8. がっき(gakki)

9. がっかり(gakkari)

1. school

2. painter, artist

3. cancer

4. patience, endurance, perseverance

5. Department of Foreign Affairs

6. university graduate

7. tuition, school expenses

8. term (school), semester

9. disappointed, be dejected, lose heart

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