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Character  ね 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NE
Codepoint U+306D

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 ne)

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

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Particle[edit]

(romaji ne)

  1. (after a phrase) emphasis and question marker particle; asks for confirmation; right?; eh?
    • 君は賢い
      きみはかしこい
      Kimi wa kashikoi ne.
      You’re pretty smart, aren’t you.
    • 格好いいです
      かっこういいです
      Kakkō ii desu ne.
      That’s pretty neat, eh?

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Interjection[edit]

(romaji ne)

  1. (informal, before sentences) particle used to catch listener’s attention; hey
    • 、今何時?
      、いまなんじ?
      Ne, ima nanji?
      Hey, what time is it?

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