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Character  よ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER YO
Codepoint U+3088

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 yo)

  1. The hiragana syllable (yo), whose equivalent in katakana is (yo). It is the thirty-eighth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (YA-gyō, O-dan; “row YA, section O”).

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Particle[edit]

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(romaji yo)

  1. Indicates certainty or emphasis.
    • ポレット先生はいますか。/ はい, います
      ポレットせんせいはいますか。/ はい, います
      Poretto-sensei wa imasu ka. / Hai, imasu yo.
      Is Mr. Pollett here? / Yes, I'm certain that he is here.
  2. (literary, poetic) Used as a vocative particle to address the topic in question; O.
    • 雪に変わってくれ。
      あめゆきにかわってくれ。
      ame yo yuki ni kawattekure
      O Rain! Please change into snow!

Suffix[edit]

(romaji yo)

  1. : over, more than

Noun[edit]

(romaji yo)

  1. : night, evening
  2. : deposit, in advance