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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?