The syllable ‘ta’ in hiragana is written た.
た ‘ta’ hiragana stroke order
た has four strokes:
- A short left to right stroke.
- A longer vertical stroke that cuts down through this.
- Another short left to right stroke.
- A final left to right stroke below this.
た ‘ta’ hiragana mnemonic
See also: Making mnemonics
This images should help you to remember how to write ‘ta’ in hiragana by associating the letters ta with the shape of た. Remember that the English words used here are not a pronunciation guide. They help you to remember how to write た, not how to say it.
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た ‘ta’ hiragana origins
た is derived from the kanji 太 (ta) . This is pronounced tài in Mandarin Chinese (hanzi) and thay in Korean (hanja).
- Kana Pict-o-Graphix: Mnemonics for Japanese Hiragana and Katakana
- Let’s Learn Hiragana: First Book of Japanese Writing
- Hiragana mnemonics on asahi-net.or.jp
- Hiragana mnemonics on japanese.gatech.edu
- Japanese Hiragana – Omniglot