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SA in hiragana: さ

The syllable ‘sa’ in hiragana is written さ.

さ ‘sa’ hiragana stroke order

さ has two strokes:

  • A horizontal one from left to right.
  • A stroke that starts vertically down through the first one, then out to the left before hooking under itself.

さ ‘sa’ hiragana mnemonics

See also: Making mnemonics

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

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さ is a man sprinting away.

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