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Character U+3075, ふ
Name HIRAGANA LETTER HU
Block Hiragana
[U+3074] [U+3076]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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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).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji 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

Prefix[edit]

‎(romaji fu-)

  1. : un-, non-, in-