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.
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.
Time to practice! Just like in all lessons, do this as many times as it takes for you to feel like you can confidently select the correct answer without guessing.
This recall brings back たちつてと to combine with まみむめも.
Good job! Continue practicing until you can confidently identify each character with ease. Click the buttons below to restart the practice (challenge yourself with inverted and challenge mode).
Once this practice feels easy to you it’s time to take a long break and then move on to the next lesson.