Video:Learn Japanese: How to Pronounce Hiragana Part 10: wa, o, nwith Ayaka Hills
Understanding hiragana is an important part of learning Japanese. Here's a guide to the hiragana characters wa, o, and n.See Transcript
Transcript:Learn Japanese: How to Pronounce Hiragana Part 10: wa, o, nHi, I'm Ayaka Hills of Hills Learning in New York, for About.com. In this video, I am going to show you how to pronounce the hiragana characters わお (wa, o) and ん (n).
Hiragana Characters "wa," "o" and "n"These characters correspond to the 10th and last row of the hiragana chart. Let's begin with わ (wa). "Wa." わ (wa) is used to write わに (wani), which means "crocodile." わに (wani), crocodile.
The next character is を(o). "O." There are no words that begin with the hiragana character を (o). を (o) is used as a particle.
Next, let's pronounce ん (n). "N." There are no Japanese words that begin with ん (n), though many words end with ん (n). For example, ん (n) is used to write もん (mon), which means "gate." もん (mon), gate.
わおん "Wa," "o," "n."
Thanks for watching. To learn more about Japanese and hiragana, visit About.com.
About videos are made available on an "as is" basis, subject to the User Agreement.