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Character  ぁ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL A
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3041
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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Small form of the hiragana character (a).

Combining form[edit]

  1. Small combining form of hiragana (a) used to explicitly specify the vowel part of the previous hiragana character, or to show a speaker's pronunciation or extension of that vowel.
    - the sound [ɸa] rather than [ɸu] () or [ha] ()
    ふぁん - transliteration of fan

Related terms[edit]

  • (katakana small a)
  • (full-size a)

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