you have ruined the japanese language for me with your surprisingly funny cheese memes how could you
i assumed it would be a loanword but maybe from a different language like "pan" is "bread" from portuguese so maybe it'd be like "furomaju" from fromage idk but if it's actually "CHEESU" i'm done with my life
Damnn this is smart, now I can remember how to say "map" in Japanese forever. Thanks.
holy crud this helped me learn the word so much. Sir, you need to make some more memes.
Pretty sure they're pronounced the same but belong in different places like ch vs. tch in English.
They're pronounced differently. ず is pronounced "zu", and づ is more like "dzu"
Normally, for the "zu" sound, you always use ず. The づ is only used when a word that's normally written with つ is softened. Which sometimes happens when kanji are put together. This is called rendaku. Example: 手[て, hand]、 作り[つくり, "made"]、 手作り[てづくり, hand-made]
づ is much more rare. it only appears in specific words. by default you'd use ず (same pronunciation)
Difference in pronunciation? Not that I know of, but ず and じ will likely compose most words.
Sorry how can you write in katakana? I have the hiragana keyboard. Is there another keyboard for that?
You can also type katakana letters by just typing in hiragana and then hitting space for the IME to autoconvert it to kanji or katakana (it'll show you various options if you hit space again).
I learned cheese literally yesterday from a book and now i find out chizu has been holding out on me.