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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER U
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3046

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji u)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(u). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(u). It is the third syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(a-gyō u-dan, row a, section u).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji u)

  1. : cormorant

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji u)

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