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

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing う
Stroke order in writing う
Stroke order in writing ウ
Stroke order in writing ウ
Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization u)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(u), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(u). It is the third syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (A-gyō, U-dan; “row A, section U”).

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Noun[edit]

‎(romaji u)

  1. : cormorant

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji u)

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