Today’s characters are さ and サ.
They are pronounced as “sa” – please listen to Lesson 16 podcast and practice.
さ is Hiragana and サ is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write さ (3 strokes).
Please take a look at the following picture.
さ has 3 strokes.
＊There are 2 ways to write さ, just like き. Remember the 2 different ways to write き？
I am going to show you how to write the other way later.
Please get a piece of paper and start practicing!
Look at my writing carefully and copy it. Write it till your hand remembers how to write it.
Ok, now let’s move on to サ (3 strokes, too).
Please look at the picture below.
Do the same practice as you did with さ.
There, you have already learned 22 characters so far. すごい！（Sugoi!)
Today you will be able to write 6 more words in Japanese. Wow!
さき＝(1) previous; prior; former; (2) point (e.g., pencil); tip; end; nozzle; head (of a line);
(3) destination; (4) the first priority
You guys are doing a great job!
That’s it for today’s lesson. Please practice writing these 2 characters till your hand absolutely remembers them. がんばってね！（Ganbatte ne!)
If you have any questions, please let me know!