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I need help with "sa"

ThirstyHoe

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I started learning japanese and in textbook i have this symbol
but everywhere else i see this symbol さ. Could anyone explain to me what is difference?
 

Mike Cash

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I started learning japanese and in textbook i have this symbol
but everywhere else i see this symbol さ. Could anyone explain to me what is difference?

They are the same. It is merely a font difference. The one in your textbook is meant to resemble handwriting.
 
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So there is not problem if i write
instead of さ? Also, thanks for answer.
As Mike suggested - use the examples in your textbook. I just want to add, that when i started learning kana i used to write it neatly and it resembled type font. But after getting used to writing kana in a pace as fast as latin or cyrillic script - i noticed some strokes becoming broken as well as other changes. Also my そ used to turn out ugly so i switched to
which feels much more comfortable to write to me.
Oh, and one more thing - i also had those doubts about whether my handwriting is "correct" and eligible when i write it in a relaxed manner, comfortable to me. Then one day i borrowed this book from Moscow branch of Japan Foundation and all my doubts dispersed.
 

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To understand that, you really need to understand the game of ping-pong...
 
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