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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER TI
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3061
See also: and

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 chi)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(chi), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(chi). It is the seventeenth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (TA-gyō, I-dan; “row TA, section I”).

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Noun[edit]

‎(romaji chi)

  1. : blood
  2. : ground, place

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -chi)

  1. : place
  2. : level, value

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji chi)

  1. : blood
  2. : earth
  3. : knowledge
  4. : wisdom
  5. : a thousand, many
  6. : pond,pool
  7. : govern, heal
  8. : place, set, keep, station
  9. : price, value
  10. : breast, milk
  11. : shame, embarrassment
  12. : lead to, do
  13. : slow, late
  14. : foolish, stupid
  15. : infantile
  16. : loosen, sag
  17. : thatch, reeds, grass
  18. : mow, shave
  19. : run, dash
  20. : sprite, hobgoblin