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Character  ぬ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NU
Codepoint U+306C
See also: and -ぬ

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 nu)

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

Suffix[edit]

(romaji -nu)

  1. (after the -ない (-nai) stem of a verb) not, (a verb-negating suffix)
  2. (archaic) (indicates completion)

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