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NI in hiragana: に

If you’re totally new to Japanese, you might want to have a look at this introduction: Japan in Japanese.

The syllable ‘ni’ in hiragana is written に.

に ‘ni’ hiragana stroke order

に has three strokes:

  • A downwards vertical stroke that hooks up slightly to the right.
  • A horizontal left to right stroke.
  • A second horizontal left to right stroke under this one.

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に ‘ni’ hiragana mnemonic

See also: How to make mnemonics

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

に is a neon light. に

に ‘ni’ hiragana origins

に is derived from the kanji 仁 (nin) . This is pronounced rén in Mandarin Chinese (hanzi) and in in Korean (hanja).

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