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Character  う 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER U
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3046

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing う
Stroke order in writing う
Stroke order in writing ウ
Stroke order in writing ウ
Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kan'u in the cursive sōsho style.

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization u)

  1. The hiragana syllable (u), whose equivalent in katakana is (u). It is the third syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (A-gyō, U-dan; “row A, section U”).

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Noun[edit]

(romaji u)

  1. : cormorant

Kanji reading[edit]

(romaji u)

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