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Character  ッ 
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER SMALL TU
Codepoint U+30C3

Japanese[edit]

Katakana character[edit]

  1. A glottal stop or “choked sound”.
    アッ!
    Ah!
  2. The sokuon: a small form of (tsu). In romanization, this is represented by doubling the following consonant. The equivalent in hiragana is .
    モット — motto

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike the hiragana system, used for Japanese language words that kanji does not cover, the katakana syllabary is used primarily for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words (collectively gairaigo), as well as to represent onomatopoeia, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words, are also written in katakana rather than the other systems.[edit]

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