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U+3078, へ
HIRAGANA LETTER HE

[U+3077]
Hiragana
[U+3079]
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.

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji he)

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

From Old Japanese. Derives from the noun (he, place, general area, vicinity).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

‎(romaji e)

  1. to, towards (indicates a destination or movement toward something)
    日本 (にほん)ようこそ!
    Nihon e yōkoso!
    Welcome to Japan!
    銀行 (ぎんこう) ()った。
    Ginkō e itta.
    [I] went to the bank.
    トランプ氏勝 (しか)つ、第45代米大統領 (だいよんじゅうごだいべいだいとうりょう)
    Toranpu-shi katsu, dai-yonjū-go-dai bei-daitōryō e
    Trump Wins, will be the 45th President of the US
Synonyms[edit]
  • (ni): to, at
    In the sense indicating destination, the particles (e) and (ni) are often interchangeable, though there is a slight difference of connotation or emphasis. (e) emphasizes the journey to the destination, while (ni) emphasizes the arrival at the destination.

Etymology 3[edit]

Reading of various kanji.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji he)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0