Today’s characters are ま and マ.
They are pronounced as “ma” – please listen to Lesson 19 podcast and practice.
ま is Hiragana and マ is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write ま (3 strokes).
Please take a look at the following picture.
ま has 3 strokes.
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 マ (2 strokes).
Please look at the picture below.
Do the same practice as you did with ま.
There, you have already learned 62 characters so far. すごい！（Sugoi!
Today you will be able to write 10 more words in Japanese. Wow!
つま＝(humble way of saying) wife
なま＝(1) draft (beer); (2) raw; unprocessed
ひま＝ free time; leisure; leave; spare time
ママ＝mom or mommy
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!