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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SU
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3059

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization su)

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

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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]

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Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -su)

  1. representing birds

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Old Japanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

‎(su)

  1. to do

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: (su), する (suru)
  • Kagoshima Dialect: すっ (suq)
  • Okinawan: すん (sun)