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SHI in hiragana: し

The syllable ‘shi’ in hiragana is written し.

し ‘shi’ hiragana stroke order

し has just one stroke:

  • It starts downwards before curling up to the right.


し ‘shi’ hiragana mnemonic

See also: How to make mnemonics

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

し is a sheet of paper. し

し ‘shi’ hiragana origins

し is derived from the kanji 之 (no) . This is pronounced zhī in Mandarin Chinese (hanzi) and ji in Korean (hanja).