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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai SU.svg
U+3059, す
HIRAGANA LETTER SU

[U+3058]
Hiragana
[U+305A]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
2 strokes

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).
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

(rōmaji su)

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

Verb[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , irregular conjugation, rōmaji 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]

(rōmaji -su)

  1. representing birds
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Old Japanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

(su)

  1. to do

Descendants[edit]