Tasha
Can someone explain to me how to differentiate between ツ and シ Can someone explain to me how to differentiate between ツ and シ in handwriting
Mar 16, 2018 1:39 PM
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<p>Hi!</p><p>I agree with Denny's comment. As a result of the stroke order, I find the lines steeper in ツ/ソ (tsu/so) compared to シ/ン (shi/n), which is a bit flatter. </p><p>In handwriting, some people write with an extra 'hook' at the starting end of the stroke. If you do a google image search for "handwrite tsu japanese" you should see some examples.
</p><p>Also, because katakana is often used for loan words (many English words), you can sometimes guess which character is in the word if you can't differentiate them.</p><p>Hope this helps!
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March 25, 2018
<p>ツ "tsu" the bottom line is a downward stroke and シ "shi" - the bottom line is a upward stroke</p><p>the same with ン "n" the bottom line is a upward stroke  ソ "so" the bottom line is a downward stroke.</p><p>one way to remember is ツソ(t(so)on) we will be arriving and (shi)(n)kansen is taking off</p><p>
</p><p>Check out the "Obenkyo" app, it will show you the stroke orders</p><p>hope that helps</p>
March 16, 2018
Think about how to write them by hand: the first one is left to right, the second one top to bottom. That’s how I do it.
March 16, 2018
Tasha
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Korean, Norwegian, Slovenian
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Chinese (Mandarin), French, Korean, Norwegian