Dakuten Changes S to Z: Hiragana from ざ to ぞ

Remember dakuten from the lesson where we turned the "K" sound into "G"? S consonants can also use dakuten to change their sounds. But watch out when you add dakuten to し!

Lesson Objectives

  • Learn how to add dakuten to the S consonants to change their pronunciation into ざ to ぞ.
  • Increase vocabulary words and practice to read and write with dakuten.
  • Learn some Japanese onomatopoeic expressions with dakuten.

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