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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER DE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3067

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji de)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(de). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(de).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Originally a contraction of にて ‎(nite), later treated as a conjugation of the copula ‎(da).

Particle[edit]

‎(romaji de)

  1. at: indicating a location at which something happens
    ここ (やす)みたい。
    Koko de yasumitai.
    I want to rest here (at this location).
  2. with, by: indicating the means by or with which something happens
    自転車 (じてんしゃ) ()きましょう。
    Jitensha de ikimashō.
    Let's go by bicycle.
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

‎(romaji de)

  1. is/am/are ... and: the て-form or conjunctive form of ‎(da)
    これは (ほん)、とても面白 (おもしろ)いです。
    Kore wa hon de, totemo omoshiroi desu.
    This is a book, and it is very interesting.

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji de)

  1. : exit