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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER ZE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+305C

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The hiragana character ‎(se) with a dakuten ().

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ze)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ze), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(ze).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Appears in the Edo Period as alteration from older zoe, itself likely rendaku (連濁) applied to the stem soe of verb 添える, 副える ‎(soeru, to add or attach to something else). See also そえに ‎(soe ni, what's more, furthermore, in addition), さえ ‎(sae, also).

Particle[edit]

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‎(romaji ze)

  1. (colloquial) sentence-ending particle signifying emphasis
Usage notes[edit]

Similar to ‎(zo), is mostly used by males. Unlike , is never considered polite, and is considered somewhat more forceful and rougher or informal than .

Etymology 3[edit]

Reading of various kanji.

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ze)

  1. : approval, agreement

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji ze)

  1. : (honorific) suffix attached to certain nouns referring to people