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Character U+304F, く
Name HIRAGANA LETTER KU
Block Hiragana
[U+304E] [U+3050]

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. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , and .

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ku)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Counter[edit]

‎(romaji -ku)

  1. :
  2. :
  3. :
  4. :

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ku)

  1. , : nine
  2. :
  3. :
  4. :
  5. : suffering; dukkha
  6. :
  7. :

Verb[edit]

‎(romaji ku)

  1. :
  2. :