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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai small YA.png
U+3083, ゃ
HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YA

[U+3082]
Hiragana
[U+3084]

Japanese[edit]

stroke order

Etymology[edit]

Small form of the hiragana character (ya).

Combining form[edit]

  1. Combining form of , used in yōon mora (拗音) that end in the a sound.

Usage notes[edit]

This letter appears in the hiragana きゃ (kya), しゃ (sha), ちゃ (cha), にゃ (nya), ひゃ (hya), みゃ (mya), and りゃ (rya); in the dakuten (濁点) ぎゃ (gya), じゃ (ja), and びゃ (bya); and in the handakuten (半濁点) ぴゃ (pya).

Related terms[edit]

  • (ya) - katakana

See also[edit]