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Character
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER ZI
Code point U+30B8
Entity number ジ
Unicode block Katakana
Composition (U+30B7) +
(U+3099)
[U+30B7] [U+30B9]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The katakana character ‎(shi) with a dakuten ().

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ji)

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

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike the hiragana system, used for Japanese language words that kanji does not cover, the katakana syllabary is used primarily for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words (collectively gairaigo), as well as to represent onomatopoeia, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. [edit]

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