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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai NE.svg
U+306D, ね
HIRAGANA LETTER NE

[U+306C]
Hiragana
[U+306E]

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 ne)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ne). Its equivalent in katakana is (ne). It is the twenty-fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (na-gyō e-dan, row na, section e).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Korean (ne, yes, yeah, right).

Particle[edit]

(ne

  1. (after a phrase) emphasis and question marker particle; asks for confirmation; right?; eh?; isn't it, innit?
    あなたは(あたま)がいい
    Anata wa atama ga ii ne.
    You’re smart, aren’t you.
    格好(かっこう)いいです
    Kakkō ii desu ne.
    That’s pretty neat, eh?
    「キモい。」「だよねー
    “Kimoi.” “Da yo
    "Gross." "Isn't it?"
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Interjection[edit]

(ne

  1. (informal, begins sentences) particle used to catch listener’s attention; hey
    ()ってる?
    Ne, shitteru?
    Hey, did you know?
  2. (informal, women's speech) I know, right?
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[proper noun] (Chinese astrology) Rat, the first of the twelve Earthly Branches:
[proper noun] north
[proper noun] the hours between 11:00 P.M./midnight and 1:00/2:00 A.M.
[proper noun] a day or year assigned to the Rat
[proper noun] the eleventh month of the lunar calendar
[proper noun] a place name
1
[noun] a sound, voice
[noun] the cry of an animal
6
[noun] price
3
[noun] a root
[noun] the source; the root
[noun] nature; the character one has by birth
S
[noun] summit of a mountain, peak
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ね.)

(The following entry is uncreated: .)