Hiragana-MA MI MU ME MO

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.

Pronouncing まみむめも

Look Out For の-め and ま-も

(no) and (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.”

(ma) and (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.