Japanese syllables and katakana

The first step in learning Japanese[Volume2]

   04   Japanese syllables (2)  サ, シ, ス, セ, ソ

Except for vowels which can stand alone, Japanese words are basically made up of simple syllables composed of one consonant and one vowel. Each syllable is stressed more or less evenly.

When you click on the underlined katakana, stroke order is displayed.

   sa
   ..... as in sun
   shi
   ..... as in ship
   su
   ..... as in suit, but shorter
   se
   ..... as in send
   so
   ..... as in so, but shorter

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Let's pronounce the Japanese words.

(1)  カセキ,  サケカス

(2)  クサキ,  コシカケ

(3)  サイシ,  シアイ

(4)  エサシ,  アソコ