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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER HA
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+306F
See also: , , and

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ha)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ha), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(ha). It is the twenty-sixth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (HA-gyō, A-dan; “row HA, section A”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

/pa/ → /ɸa/ → /wa/.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɰᵝa̠] as ‎(wa). The historical spelling is retained despite the modern pronunciation

Particle[edit]

Wikipedia

‎(romaji wa)

  1. a particle that acts as a topic marker
    これ (いぬ)です。
    Kore wa inu desu.
    This [the topic, about which we are speaking] is a dog.
    Note that English has no direct counterpart. For illustrative purposes, it may be translated as "as for" or a similar phrase. For example, "As for this, it is a dog". This often does not produce very natural English, however.

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Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ha)

  1. : tooth
  2. : sword edge
  3. : leaf

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji ha)

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