In the last lesson we went over はひふへほ — a lesson with a unique character to watch out for.
The M consonant is back to simple, comfortable learning again. It’s nice to catch a break sometimes.
MA MI MU ME MO-まみむめも
First let’s cover how to pronounce these characters. You can tap each character to hear native pronunciation.
- ま (ma) – sounds like “ma”
- み (mi) – sounds like “me”
- む (mu) – sounds like “moo” (like a cow)
- め (me) – sounds like “May”
- も (mo) – sounds like “Moe”
Look Out For の-め and ま-も
の (no) and め (me) are very similar. You can see on め the lines extend past the round part of the character. And there is an extra stroke through the “eye.”
ま (ma) and も (mo) don’t appear as similar, but when reading quickly they are easy to mix up, especially when you’re early in your learning journey.