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Character
Unicode name IDEOGRAPHIC ITERATION MARK
Code point U+3005
Entity number 々
Unicode block CJK Symbols and Punctuation
[U+3004] [U+3006]
See also:

Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from , variant of (same (used as iteration mark)), written in cursive.[1]

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. Ideographic iteration mark, indicating that the previous kanji should be repeated.

Usage notes[edit]

The symbol is sometimes used in casual horizontal writing (or calligraphy) to indicate a repeated character, but not in formal writing, in print, or on the Internet. More often, is used (but still only casually), or sometimes the older . Usually, however, the character is simply written twice, without the use of any of the above symbols. In Japanese, is used in any kind of writing.


Japanese[edit]

〻, vertical form of 々

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in vertical writing, now rare)

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from , variant of ‎(same (used as iteration mark)), written in cursive.[2]

Punctuation mark[edit]

(3 strokes)

  1. Ideographic iteration mark, indicating that the previous kanji should be repeated. The repeated character might not have the same pronunciation as the first due to rendaku.
    黙々 ‎(mokumoku, silent, mute, tacit)
    早々 ‎(hayabaya, promptly)
    佐々木 ‎(sasaki, Sasaki (a Japanese surname))
    昔々 ‎(mukashimukashi, once upon a time)
    時々 ‎(tokidoki, occasionally, sometimes)
    久々 ‎(hisabisa, long-absent)
    色々 ‎(iroiro, various)
    日々 ‎(hibi, daily)

Usage notes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 漢字文化資料館 漢字 Q&A コーナー Q0009 「々」はなんと読むのですか?
  2. ^ 漢字文化資料館 漢字 Q&A コーナー Q0009 「々」はなんと読むのですか?