Last modified on 17 December 2012, at 16:31
Character  ゆ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER YU
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3086

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 yu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (yu), whose equivalent in katakana is (yu). It is the thirty-seventh syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (YA-gyō, U-dan; “row YA, section U”).
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Etymology 2Edit

Attaches to the irrealis form of verbs. Conjugates as a lower bigrade: ye, ye, yu, yuru, yure, -.

SuffixEdit

(romaji yu)

  1. expresses passiveness
  2. expresses possibility
  3. expresses natural, spontaneous occurrence
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