The syllable ‘te’ in hiragana is written て.
て ‘te’ hiragana stroke order
て has just one stroke:
- It starts left to right, then curves down to the left and back out again.
て ‘te’ hiragana mnemonics
See also: Making mnemonics
This image should help you to remember how to write ‘te’ in hiragana by associating the letters te with the shape of て. Remember that the English words used here are not a pronunciation guide. They help you to remember how to write て, not how to say it.
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て ‘te’ hiragana origins
て is derived from the kanji 天 (ten) . This is pronounced tiān in Mandarin Chinese (hanzi) and cheon in Korean (hanja).
- [Kana Pict-o-Graphix: Mnemonics for Japanese Hiragana and Katakana](http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1880656183/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1880656183&linkCode=as2&tag=easasistu-21" rel="external nofollow)
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- Hiragana mnemonics on asahi-net.or.jp
- Hiragana mnemonics on japanese.gatech.edu
- Japanese Hiragana - Omniglot