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Hiragana vu.svg
U+3094, ゔ
HIRAGANA LETTER VU
Composition: う [U+3046] + ゙ [U+3099]

[U+3093]
Hiragana
[U+3095]
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Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
ゔ-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(romaji vu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (vu). Its equivalent in katakana is (vu).

Usage notes[edit]

This is a relatively recent addition to kana usage to represent the non-native sound vu. As such, this is only found in borrowed words. Older speakers may pronounce this more as /bu/, [bɯᵝ].

See also[edit]