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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HU.svg
U+3075, ふ
HIRAGANA LETTER HU

[U+3074]
Hiragana
[U+3076]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
4 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 fu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (fu). Its equivalent in katakana is (fu). It is the twenty-eighth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō u-dan, row ha, section u).
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(-fu

  1. (following the irrealis stem of verbs)
    1. expresses reptition
    2. expresses an ongoing state
Conjugation[edit]
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

(fu

  1. : fu (Chinese literary form developed during the times of the Han dynasty that combines prose and poetry)
  2. , : wheat bran; wheat gluten; foods made from wheat gluten, somewhat similar to bread
  3. : borough, urban prefecture, government office
  4. : negative, minus
  5. : pawn

Prefix[edit]

(fu-

  1. : un-, non-, in-