Hiragana-KA KI KU KE KO

In the last lesson we went over あいうえお — the core vowel sounds. The Japanese language consists of simply adding consonants to these core sounds. Let’s start with K first. This is a very simple lesson, nothing tricky in the K consonant series. KA KI KU KE KO-かきくけこ First let’s cover how to pronounce these characters. You can tap each character to hear native pronunciation. Pronouncing かきくけこ か (ka) – sounds like “kah” — “ah” with a k in frontき (ki) – sounds like “key”く (ku) – sounds like “koo”け (ke) – sounds like “kay” — like “okay” without the Oこ (ko) – sounds like “koh” –“oh” with a k in front Look Out For き-さ and け-せ You haven’t learned a couple of these characters yet, they’re in the next lesson. You can see き (ki) is very similar to さ (sa). It has one more stroke across the top stem. け (ke) and…