片仮名

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片仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 片假名, hiragana かたかな, katakana カタカナ, romaji katakana)

  1. A set of Japanese syllabary characters, secondary to hiragana, derived from portions of Chinese characters whose sounds approximate the Japanese sound being represented. Katakana is mostly used for transliteration from Western languages.

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Last modified on 8 January 2013, at 07:53