Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KA
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+304B

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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , , , , , , , , , , and .

SyllableEdit

‎(romaji ka)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ka). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(ka). It is the sixth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(ka-gyō a-dan, row ka, section a).
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

CounterEdit

‎(romaji -ka)

  1. : lessons, chapters
  2. , , , : numbers in the Chinese (ichi-ni-san) counting system
  3. : articles
  4. : fruit
  5. : pieces of fruit
  6. : days
  7. : loads that can be carried on foot
  8. : flat framed items

ParticleEdit

‎(romaji ka)

  1. final interrogative particle, similar to a question mark ("?").
    元気 (げんき)ですか。
    O-genki desu ka.
    How are you? [How is your health?]
  2. particle marking alternatives in a list; "or"
    これ、それ、どっちか (えら)んでよ。
    Kore ka, sore ka, dotchika erande yo.
    This or that, choose one of them.
  3. whether (or not)
     () ()らない。
    Iku ka shiranai.
    I don't know whether he'll go.
  4. indication of doubt
     () (おも)いますが……
    Iku ka to omoimasu ga……
    I think he'll go (but I'm not sure)....
See alsoEdit

NounEdit

‎(romaji ka)

  1. : aroma, scent, fragrance
  2. : mosquito
  3. 鹿: deer
  4. : fire; one of the five classical elements in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine: see the "Wu Xing" entry on Wikipedia; under the old Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan, a military grouping, consisting of 10 soldiers: a squad
  5. : passable
  6. : family (biological classification)

PrefixEdit

‎(romaji ka-)

  1. : temporary, unreal
  2. : super-, over-; per (chemistry)

SuffixEdit

‎(romaji -ka)

  1. : -ist, -er, someone who does something
  2. : department, section; taxonomical family
  3. : section, department; lesson
  4. : permitted, allowed, licensed
  5. : day of the month
  6. : -ification
  7. : under a certain condition
  8. : load
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