Hiragana ま

Japanese Hiragana MA

Transliteration ma
Section M
Hiragana Man'yōgana

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is made in three strokes, while the katakana in two. Both represent [ma].

Form variantsEdit

Form Rōmaji Hiragana
Normal m-
(ま行 ma-gyō)
, mah
まあ, まぁ

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'ま' Edit

'ま' at the beginning Edit

'ま' in the middle Edit

'ま' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit

The hiragana ま is made with three strokes:

  1. An upper horizontal line from left to right.
  2. Another horizontal line going fom left to right under the first stroke.
  3. A vertical line from top to bottom, then a small loop towards the right, which then crosses the vertical line going to the left.

Stroke order in writing ま

Hiragana ま stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing ま

Trivia Edit

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