Learning Japanese Hiragana Letter し

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Learning Hiragana Japanese Letter

Another hiragana letter in Japanese alphabetic system is . It is consists of two strokes as it is described below.

Hiragana Form

Hiragana Letter’s Stroke Steps






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Word Example



1.       しお(shio)

2.       しぬ(shinu)

3.       しる(shiru)

4.       しばらく(shibaraku)

5.       しずく(satou)

6.       しずか(shizuka)

7.       しんぶん(shinbun)

8.       しんせつ(shinsetsu)

9.       しまう(shimau)

1.      salt.

2.      to die.

3.      to know (I), to understand, to be acquainted with.

4.      little while.

5.      drip, drop.

6.      quiet (an), peaceful.

7.      newspaper.

8.       kindness (an), gentleness

9.      to finish, to close, to do something completely

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