The syllable ‘o’ in hiragana is written お.
お ’o’ hiragana stroke order
お has three strokes:
- A short horizontal stroke, left to right.
- A long stroke that starts vertically down, through the first stroke. It then loops up and round to meet itself at the base.
- The final stroke is a short stroke, angled down from left to right.
お ’o’ hiragana mnemonics
See also: Making mnemonics
These images should help you to remember how to write ‘o’ in hiragana by associating the letter o with the shape of お. Remember that the English words used here are not a pronunciation guide. They help you to remember how to write お, not how to say it.
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