平仮名

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Kanji in this term
ひら
Grade: 3
か > が
Grade: 5

Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(hira, flat, smooth) +‎ 仮名 ‎(kana), which voices to -gana due to suffixation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

平仮名 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 平假名, hiragana ひらがな, romaji hiragana)

  1. a Japanese syllabary script
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 242)
      Firagana. ヒラガナ (平仮名) 日本の文字の一種.
  2. (as opposed to complex kanji) simple

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0