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Japanese Katakana HI.png
U+30D2, ヒ
KATAKANA LETTER HI

[U+30D1]
Katakana
[U+30D3]
U+32EA, ㋪
CIRCLED KATAKANA HI

[U+32E9]
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
[U+32EB]
U+FF8B, ヒ
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HI

[U+FF8A]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF8C]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
2 strokes

Etymology 1[edit]

Simplified in the Heian period from the man'yōgana kanji .

Pronunciation[edit]

Stroke order[edit]

In writing ヒ, the short stroke is sometimes written from left to right and other times from right to left [1].

Syllable[edit]

(romaji hi)

  1. The katakana syllable (hi). Its equivalent in hiragana is (hi). It is the twenty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō i-dan, row ha, section i).
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 onomatopoeias, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. It is also occasionally used colloquially in some words for emphasis. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. Formerly, female given names were written in katakana. [edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Twitter logo that was used between 2006 and 2012.

From former logo of Twitter looking like character .

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(Hi

  1. (Internet slang) Twitter
Usage notes[edit]

In most cases, ヒ is rendered as half-width katakana .