Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

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

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
す-bw.png

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]
See also[edit]

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
Related terms[edit]

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)