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Character  ヴ 
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER VU
Codepoint U+30F4
See also: and

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization vu)

  1. The katakana syllable (vu), whose equivalent in hiragana 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].

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