It’s カタカナ time!
Lesson 4 – タ to ト。
タ – TA
a tadpole with one leg, soon to become a frog.
Try not to confuse this one with ク “ku”.
チ - CHI
a chicken‘s feather
ツ - TSU
A needle and two buttons.
Tie this in with ソ ”so” – you’ve now put on two buttons. And pronounce “two” like “tsu”. A bit abstract, but helps you remember which way the strokes go so not to confuse it with シ “shi”.
テ – TE
Looks like a television antenna.
I always thought of it like a logo for a television station.
ト – TO
A totem pole.
To me this always looked similar to hiragana と so I remember it that way, as a toe.
To be continued in our next exciting episode of Writing Katakana – ナ to ノ »
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