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Character  ち 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER TI
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3061
See also: and

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization chi)

  1. The hiragana syllable (chi), whose equivalent in katakana is (chi). It is the seventeenth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (TA-gyō, I-dan; “row TA, section I”).

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Noun[edit]

(romaji chi)

  1. : blood
  2. : ground, place

Suffix[edit]

(romaji -chi)

  1. : place
  2. : level, value

Kanji reading[edit]

(romaji chi)

  1. : blood
  2. : earth
  3. : knowledge
  4. : wisdom
  5. : a thousand, many
  6. : pond,pool
  7. : govern, heal
  8. : place, set, keep, station
  9. : price, value
  10. : breast, milk
  11. : shame, embarrassment
  12. : lead to, do
  13. : slow, late
  14. : foolish, stupid
  15. : infantile
  16. : loosen, sag
  17. : thatch, reeds, grass
  18. : mow, shave
  19. : run, dash
  20. : sprite, hobgoblin