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Hello! My name is Me. Welcome to Me’s free Japanese lesson.
Here, I’m going to talk about the [wa-row] ｢わ行｣ and [n] ｢ん｣ of Japanese language.
The [wa-row]「わ行」has 2 sounds,「わ」and「を」.
[n]「ん」is pronounced only consonant.
｢わ｣ is pronounced [wa]. It is a combination of the consonant [w] and the vowel [あ/a].
[わ/wa] is used for:
- わたし/私/wa･ta･shi ＝I/my/me/mine/myself
- わかい/若い/wa･ka･i ＝young
- わた/綿/wa･ta ＝cotton
- わに/鰐/wa･ni ＝alligator/crocodile
- わたす/渡す/wa･ta･su ＝give something to someone
｢を｣ is written [wo] in the alphabet but pronounced [o], as the same pronunciation of the vowel, ｢お｣ .
[を/wo] is used as a direct object particle of a verb in modern Japanese, for example:
- えをかく/絵を描く/e･wo･ka･ku ＝I draw a picture.
- みずをのむ/水を飲む/mi･zu･wo･no･mu ＝I drink water.
[ん/n] is pronounced [n] or [m] and used in the end/the middle of words. This sound is pronounced an only consonant.
[ん/n] is used for:
- しんぶん(し)/新聞(紙)/shi･m･bu･m(･shi) ＝news paper
- かん/缶/ka･n ＝can
- きん/金/ki･n ＝gold
- かんたん/簡単/ka･n･ta･n ＝easy/simple
- うん/運/u･n ＝luck/fortune
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