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Character  ボ 
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER BO
Unicode block Katakana
Codepoint U+30DC

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

The katakana character (ho) with a dakuten ().

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization bo)

  1. The katakana syllable (bo), whose equivalent in hiragana is (bo).
    • ール
      bōru
      ball

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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