Let’s study A E I O U! あ え い お う 勉強しましょう!

The first line we will be learning is the vowels sounds in Japanese. I will type out how to pronounce these characters. Afterward, I will also show you the stroke order.

あ – (ä) The ä sound is the sound that you make when the doctor tells you to say “ah”.


え – (e) The e sound is the sound coming from the middle portion of the mouth is seen through “eh”.


い – (i) The i sound is the sound that you make when you see a mouse “eek” just without the k sound at the end.


お – (o) The o sound is the sound you make when you figure out the answer to a question “oh”


う – (u) The u sound is similar to the sound we make in english when we read “oo” like in  “coo”, “moo”, or “woo”


My best suggestion on how to learn these is just to practice. Try just writing the characters over and over while practicing the sounds they make as well. Eventually, you will be able to read and write these characters without problem!

As always, if you have any questions on this or any other topic I cover you can always email me at colormeindie@gmail.com or leave a comment below!


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