'そ' is romanized 'so' and pronounced ‘so’ as in ‘sorry’.
Word beginning with 'そ':
- その (sono -> that... near you (near the adressee))
- 空/そら (sora -> sky; heaven)
- そと (soto -> outside)
- そば (soba -> side)
- そんな (sonna -> like that; that kind of)
- そう(sou -> yes, yeah; it's like that; that's how it is)
______________The character 'そ' may also be combined with a dakuten, changing it into 'ぞ' in hiragana, and 'zo' in Hepburn romanization. With the dakuten added the pronunciation is changed to 'zo'. そ + " (dakuten) = ぞ (look below)
‘ぞ’ is romanized 'zo' and pronounced 'zo' as in 'zombie'.
Word with 'ぞ':
- 象/ぞう (zou -> elephant)
- 象牙/ぞうげ (zouge -> elephant’s ivory, tusk)
Task: You shall write 'そ' & 'ぞ' 50 - 100 times in your textbook. If you want, like with the previous lessons, write 'そ' 70 times and 'ぞ' 30 times. Memorize the shape, the stroke order, the sound, the pronunciation (echo the sound of the character each time you write it down), etc.
And after you've done that, write 'さ', 'し', 'す', 'せ', and 'そ' one after each repetitively (さ, し, す, せ, そ, さ, し, す, せ, そ, etc.) 50 times (100 if you have time).