na ni nu ne no

Imagine a nun kneeling down in front of a cross. This character is spelled “na” and sounds similar to the beginning of “nun”.

This character looks like the outside of a leg and a kneecap. It’s spelled "ni" and make the same sound as "knee".

Imagine a pair of chopsticks with noodles wrapped around them. This character is spelled “nu” and sounds like the “noo” in “noodles”.

This character looks like a cat with a curled tail sitting down. The Japanese word for cat is “neko”, and this character makes the “ne” at the beginning.

This looks like a circle with a slash through it, indicating “no smoking”. It’s pronounced “no”.

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