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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai BI.png
U+3073, び
HIRAGANA LETTER BI
Composition: [U+3072] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3072]
Hiragana
[U+3074]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
3 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

(romaji bi)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji reading.

Adjective[edit]

(-na inflection, rōmaji bi)

  1. : beautiful
  2. : tiny

Affix[edit]

(rōmaji bi)

  1. : tail
  2. : extending
  3. : eyebrows
  4. : beautiful
  5. : preparation
  6. : obsequious
  7. : tiny
  8. : nose
  9. : to flutter, to wave, to be swayed by

Counter[edit]

(rōmaji -bi)

  1. : fish, shrimp

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji bi)

  1. : beauty
  2. : tininess

Proper noun[edit]

(rōmaji Bi)

  1. : (Chinese astronomy) Tail