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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai BE.png
U+3079, べ
HIRAGANA LETTER BE
Composition: [U+3078] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3078]
Hiragana
[U+307A]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
3 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

(romaji be)

  1. The hiragana syllable (be). Its equivalent in katakana is (be).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Classical Japanese べし (beshi).

Particle[edit]

(be

  1. (dialectal Kanto, Tohoku, Hokkaido) sentence-ending particle indicating volition or supposition
    明日(あした)学校(がっこう)だがら朝早(あさはや)()きん
    Ashita wa gakkō dagara asa hayaku okin be.
    I'll get up early for tomorrow's school.
    (てえ)したことでもねえ
    Tēshita koto demo nē be.
    It's not a big deal.

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