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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KA.svg
U+304B, か
HIRAGANA LETTER KA

[U+304A]
Hiragana
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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

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 .

PronunciationEdit

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
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Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain. Compare Korean (kka, interrogative particle).

ParticleEdit

(rōmaji ka)

  1. final interrogative particle, similar to a question mark ("?").
     (げん) ()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)....
Alternative formsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[suffix]under a situation
1
[noun]a fire
[noun]one of the five classical elements in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine: see   Wu Xing on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
[noun](historical) under the old 律令 (Ritsuryō) system of ancient Japan, a military grouping, consisting of 10 soldiers: a squad
[noun]Short for 火曜日 (kayōbi): Tuesday
[affix]fire
[affix]light
[affix]burning
[affix]passion
[affix]imminently
[affix]explosive
[proper noun]Antares, in the constellation Scorpio
1
2
2
[suffix]department, section
[suffix](taxonomy) family
2
[proper noun]the Xia dynasty (first dynasty of China)
[proper noun]Short for 大夏 (Daika): Xia, one of the Sixteen Kingdoms
[proper noun]Short for 西夏 (Seika): Western Xia, an empire during the Song dynasty
[proper noun]a surname
[proper noun]a male or female given name
2
[suffix]an expert, professional, performer
2
3
3
4
[noun]addition
[proper noun]Abbreviation of 加奈陀 (Kanada): Canada
4
[counter]pieces of fruit
[noun]fruit
[noun](Buddhism) phala, attained state, result
[noun](Buddhism) enlightenment (as the fruits of one's Buddhist practice)
4
4
5
[noun]passable
[noun]allowed
[suffix]permitted, allowed, licensed
5
[prefix]temporary
[prefix]unreal, fake, imaginary
5
5
5
[noun]fault; error; mistake
[noun]the past
[noun]excess
[prefix](chemistry) super-, over-; per
S
S
S
[noun]a rack; a mount; a stand
[counter]flat framed items
S
[noun]flashiness, showiness
[proper noun]a surname
[proper noun]a male or female given name
S
S
[affix]eddy, swirl, whirlpool, vortex
S
S
S
S
S
[noun]minority
S
S
J
J
J
J
J
J
H
H
H
H
H
H
H
H
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading か.

Etymology 4Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
か【日】
[counter]day of the month
[counter]number of days
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 5Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
か【香】
[noun]a pleasant smell; a scent, a fragrance, an aroma
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 6Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at .
か【蚊】
[noun]mosquito
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of .)

Etymology 7Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at 鹿.
か【鹿】
[noun](archaic) deer
(This term, , is a hiragana spelling of 鹿.)