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HI in hiragana: ひ

The syllable ‘hi’ in hiragana is written ひ.

ひ ‘hi’ hiragana stroke order

ひ has just one stroke:

  • It starts with a short horizontal line to the right, then dips down, back up and is finished with another short line down to the right.

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ひ ‘hi’ hiragana mnemonic

See also: Making mnemonics

This image should help you to remember how to write ‘hi’ in hiragana by associating the letters hi with the shape of ひ. Remember that the English words used here are not a pronunciation guide. They help you to remember how to write ひ, not how to say it.

To learn pronunciation you need to get a lot of listening and speaking practice done. Online services like JapanesePod 101 can help with that.

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If you have any other mnemonics for ひ, please share them in the comments below.

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