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Character  は 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER HA
Codepoint U+306F
See also: , , and

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ha)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ha), whose equivalent in katakana is (ha). It is the twenty-sixth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (HA-gyō, A-dan; “row HA, section A”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

/pa/ → /ɸa/ → /wa/.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɰᵝa̠] as (wa). The historical spelling is retained despite the modern pronunciation

Particle[edit]

Wikipedia

(romaji wa)

  1. a particle that acts as a topic marker
    これ (いぬ)です。
    Kore wa inu desu.
    This [the topic, about which we are speaking] is a dog.
    Note that English has no direct counterpart.

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Noun[edit]

(romaji ha)

  1. : tooth
  2. : sword edge
  3. : leaf

Kanji reading[edit]

(romaji ha)

Kun-reading of:[edit]