Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji 加 in the cursive sōsho style. Variants include those derived by similar process from 可, 閑, 家, 我, 駕, 賀, 歌, 謌, 哥, 佳, 香, 嘉, 歟 and 荷.
か (romaji ka)
- The hiragana syllable か (ka). Its equivalent in katakana is カ (ka). It is the sixth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is か行あ段 (ka-gyō a-dan, “row ka, section a”).
- (Hiragana) 平仮名; あぁ, いぃ, うぅゔ, えぇ, おぉ, かゕが, きぎ, くぐ, けゖげ, こご, さざ, しじ, すず, せぜ, そぞ, ただ, ちぢ, つっづ, てで, とど, な, に, ぬ, ね, の, はばぱ, ひびぴ, ふぶぷ, へべぺ, ほぼぽ, ま, み, む, め, も, やゃ, ゆゅ, よょ, ら, り, る, れ, ろ, わゎ, ゐ, ゑ, を, ん, ー, ゝ, ゞ, ゟ
Uncertain. Compare Korean 까 (kka, “interrogative particle”).
か (rōmaji -ka)
- 課: lessons, chapters
- 箇, 個, 个, カ: numbers in the Chinese (ichi-ni-san) counting system
- 箇: articles
- 菓: fruit
- 果: pieces of fruit
- 日: days
- 荷: loads that can be carried on foot
- 架: flat framed items
か (rōmaji ka)
- final interrogative particle, similar to a question mark ("?").
- O-genki desu ka.
- How are you? [How is your health?]
- particle marking alternatives in a list; "or"
- Kore ka, sore ka, dotchika erande yo.
- This or that, choose one of them.
- whether (or not)
- Iku ka shiranai.
- I don't know whether he'll go.
- indication of doubt
- Iku ka to omoimasu ga……
- I think he'll go (but I'm not sure)....
か (rōmaji ka)
- 香: aroma, scent, fragrance
- 蚊: mosquito
- 鹿: deer
- 火: fire; one of the five classical elements in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine: see the "Wu Xing" entry on Wikipedia; under the old Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan, a military grouping, consisting of 10 soldiers: a squad
- 可: passable
- 科: family (biological classification)
か (rōmaji ka-)
- 仮: temporary, unreal
- 過: super-, over-; per (chemistry)
か (rōmaji -ka)
- 家: -ist, -er, someone who does something
- 科: department, section; taxonomical family
- 課: section, department; lesson
- 可: permitted, allowed, licensed
- 日: day of the month
- 化: -ification
- 下: under a certain condition
- 荷: load
|For pronunciation and definitions of か – see the following entries.
- [suffix]under a situation
- [noun]the last volume in a two- or three-volume set
- [noun]a fire
- [noun]one of the five classical elements in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine: see Wu Xing on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- [noun]under the old Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan, a military grouping, consisting of 10 soldiers: a squad
- [proper noun]Tuesday
- [proper noun]Antares, in the constellation Scorpio
- [noun]a house
- [noun]one's own home
- [noun]a home; a household
- [noun]a family
- [suffix](as suffix) an expert, professional, performer
- [suffix]department, section
- [suffix]-ization, -ification; action of making something that way
- [counter]loads that can be carried on one's shoulders
- [counter]pieces of fruit
- [noun][Buddhism]phala, attained state, result
- [noun][Buddhism]enlightenment (as the fruits of one's Buddhist practice)
- [counter]chapters of a book
- [suffix]section, department
- [suffix]permitted, allowed, licensed
- [noun]flashiness, showiness
- [proper noun]a surname
- [proper noun]a male or female given name
|(This term, か, is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)|
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi か, not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading か.