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Character U+3059, す
Name HIRAGANA LETTER SU
Block Hiragana
[U+3058] [U+305A]

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 su)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(su). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(su). It is the thirteenth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(sa-gyō u-dan, row sa, section u).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji su)

  1. : nest, hive, den
  2. : vinegar
  3. : sandbank, sandbar

Verb[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , irregular conjugation, romaji su)

  1. : to do
Conjugation[edit]

S-irregular:

Irrealis Adverbial Conclusive Attributive Realis Imperative
s- "to do" s-e sh-i s-u s-uru s-ure s-e[yo]
Derived terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -su)

  1. representing birds
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Old Japanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

‎(su)

  1. to do

Descendants[edit]