Character  ぬ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NU
Codepoint U+306C
See also: and -ぬ

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization nu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (nu), whose equivalent in katakana is (nu). It is the twenty-third syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (NA-gyō, U-dan; “row NA, section U”).

SuffixEdit

(romaji -nu)

  1. (after the -ない (-nai) stem of a verb) not, (a verb-negating suffix)
  2. (archaic) (indicates completion)

Derived termsEdit

  • 泣く子と地頭には勝てぬ (なくことじとうにはかてぬ, naku ko to jitō ni wa kate nu); you can't fight city hall, you cannot win against someone who doesn't listen to reason

Related termsEdit

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Last modified on 21 June 2013, at 15:13