Whether you’re describing a beautiful Japanese sunset or a shirt you’d like to try on at a store, knowing how to describe objects is important. The Japanese word for red is Aka.

To pronounce this correctly, let’s first break it down into syllables:


As you can see, you have two separate sounds.

The first sound, “A” is pronounced like the “a” in the English word ball.

The second sound, “ka”, is pronounced similar to “ca” in the English word car.

Now put the sounds together. Keep repeating the word until  you get more comfortable with it. Before you know it, you’ll have it!


For more useful Japanese words, go to WOW: Word of the Week


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