Today’s characters are め and メ.
They are pronounced as “me” – please listen to Lesson 19 podcast and practice.
め is Hiragana and メ is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write め (2 strokes).
Please take a look at the following picture.
め has 2 strokes. め looks similar to ぬ, doesn’t it? Confusing? Well, try to remember them in words.
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 メ (2 strokes, too).
Please look at the picture below. This one is easy to write!
Do the same practice as you did with め.
There, you have already learned 68 characters so far. すごい！（Sugoi!
Today you will be able to write 8 more words in Japanese. Wow!
うめ＝plum; Japanese apricot
かめ or カメ＝turtle
さめ or サメ＝shark
つめ＝fingernail or toenail
ひめ＝princess; young lady of noble birth
まめ＝(1) beans; peas; (2) (as a prefix) miniature; tiny
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!