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KE in hiragana: け

The syllable ‘ke’ in hiragana is written け.

け ‘ke’ hiragana stroke order

け has three strokes:

  • A downwards vertical stroke that flicks up very slightly to the right.
  • A left to right horizontal stroke.
  • A stroke which crosses down through the second, sloping slightly to the left.

け ‘ke’ hiragana mnemonics

See also: Making mnemonics

These images should help you to remember how to write ‘ke’ in hiragana by associating the letters ke with the shape of け. Remember that the English words used here are not a pronunciation guide. They help you to remember how to write け, 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.

け is a kennel.

け is a keg of beer.

け is a Celtic archer.

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

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