平仮名

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Kanji in this term
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Compound of hira (flat, smooth) and kana, which voices to -gana due to suffixation.

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平仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 平假名, hiragana ひらがな, romaji hiragana)

  1. a Japanese syllabary script
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 242)
      Firagana. ヒラガナ (平仮名) 日本の文字の一種.
  2. (as opposed to complex kanji) simple

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