Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 19:50
Character  は 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER HA
Codepoint U+306F
See also: , , and

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization ha)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ha), whose equivalent in katakana is (ha). It is the twenty-sixth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (HA-gyō, A-dan; “row HA, section A”).
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Etymology 2Edit

/pa/ → /ɸa/ → /wa/.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɰᵝa̠] as (wa). The historical spelling is retained despite the modern pronunciation

ParticleEdit

Wikipedia

(romaji wa)

  1. a particle that acts as a topic marker
    これ (いぬ)です。
    Kore wa inu desu.
    This [the topic, about which we are speaking] is a dog.
    Note that English has no direct counterpart.

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NounEdit

(romaji ha)

  1. : tooth
  2. : sword edge
  3. : leaf

Kanji readingEdit

(romaji ha)

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