Lesson 6: は ひ ふ へ ほ


How to Read

は ひ ふ へ ほ

Pronunciation of ふ [fu] is different from English [f]. Create the sound with pursed lips (like whistling).

Dakuon & Han Dakuon

ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ

Letters with a small circle are called Han-Dakuon - half-voiced sound of は-row syllables.


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How to Write

Hiragana ha Hiragana ha - line 1 Hiragana ha - line 2 Hiragana ha - line 3

Lines should be crossed properly.

Hiragana hi Hiragana hi - line 1

Tilt the first and the last parts properly.

The curve of the middle part is tilted towards the left.

Hiragana u Hiragana fu - line 1 Hiragana fu - line 2 Hiragana fu - line 3 Hiragana fu - line 4

Look closely how lines are tilted.

Keep the proper space between lines.

Hiragana he Hiragana he - line 1

The second part is longer.

Mind proper angle of the two straight lines.

Hiragana ho Hiragana ho - line 1 Hiragana ho - line 2 Hiragana ho - line 3 Hiragana ho - line 4

The lines 2 and 4 are not crossed (just touching).

Hiragana pa Hiragana pa - line 1

Place the circle at the right position.

The size should not be too big.


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How to Type

Keystrokes ha hi fu he ho

ふ can be typed by two ways - [fu] and [hu].

Keystrokes ba bi bu be bo
Keystrokes pa pi pu pe po

Sample Fonts

Standard Shape

a a a a a
a a a a a
a a a a a

Sample Fonts

a a a a a
a a a a a
a a a a a

Note that 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th strokes of ふ are connected in some fonts.


Typing Quiz A Typing Quiz B
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