Last modified on 30 April 2014, at 11:43
Character  ね 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+306D

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 ne)

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

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ParticleEdit

(romaji ne)

  1. (after a phrase) emphasis and question marker particle; asks for confirmation; right?; eh?
    • 君は賢い
      きみはかしこい
      Kimi wa kashikoi ne.
      You’re pretty smart, aren’t you.
    • 格好いいです
      かっこういいです
      Kakkō ii desu ne.
      That’s pretty neat, eh?

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InterjectionEdit

(romaji ne)

  1. (informal, before sentences) particle used to catch listener’s attention; hey
    • 、今何時?
      、いまなんじ?
      Ne, ima nanji?
      Hey, what time is it?

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