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Character  て 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER TE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3066
See also: Շ, , ح, ج, and خ

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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 te)

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

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Noun[edit]

(romaji te)

  1. : hand

Particle[edit]

(romaji te)

  1. Request maker sentence-final particle.