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Character
Unicode name IDEOGRAPHIC ITERATION MARK
Code point U+3005
Unicode block CJK Symbols and Punctuation
[U+3004] [U+3006]
See also:

Japanese[edit]

〻, vertical form of 々

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in vertical writing, now rare)

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from , variant of (same (used as iteration mark)), written in cursive.[1]

Punctuation mark[edit]

(3 strokes)

  1. Ideographic iteration mark, indicating that the previous kanji should be repeated. The repeated character might not have the same pronunciation as the first due to rendaku.
    黙々 (mokumoku, silent, mute, tacit)
    早々 (hayabaya, promptly)
    佐々木 (sasaki, Sasaki (a Japanese surname))
    昔々 (mukashimukashi, once upon a time)
    時々 (tokidoki, occasionally, sometimes)
    久々 (hisabisa, long-absent)
    色々 (iroiro, various)
    日々 (hibi, daily)

Usage notes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 漢字文化資料館 漢字 Q&A コーナー Q0009 「々」はなんと読むのですか?