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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai small A.png
U+3041, ぁ
HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL A
[unassigned: U+3040]

[U+303F]
Hiragana
[U+3042]

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EtymologyEdit

Small form of the hiragana character (a).

Combining formEdit

  1. Small combining form of hiragana (a) used to explicitly specify the vowel part of the previous hiragana character, or to show a speaker's pronunciation or extension of that vowel.
    - the sound [ɸa] rather than [ɸu] () or [ha] ()
    ふぁん - transliteration of fan

Related termsEdit

  • (katakana small a)
  • (full-size a)

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