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ME in hiragana: め

The syllable ‘me’ in hiragana is written め.

め ‘me’ hiragana stroke order

め has two strokes:

  • The first stroke is almost vertical, going down slightly towards the right.
  • The second stroke starts at the same height, and comes down towards the left. It loops under the first stroke, crosses through it, and then comes back round to the base.

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め ‘me’ hiragana mnemonics

See also: Making mnemonics

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

め is a melon. a melon with め superimposed on it

め is a medal. a medal with め superimposed on it

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