See also: つ
Small form of the hiragana character つ (tsu).
If preceding a consonant, results in the following consonant being geminate; an English example is cattail – see Gemination: English for further discussion.
If ending a word, results in the word ending in a glottal stop.
In no case is it pronounced like the full-size つ (tsu).
- The そくおん (sokuon): a small form of つ (tsu). In romanization, this is represented by doubling the following consonant. The equivalent in katakana is ッ.
- A glottal stop or “choked sound”.
Primarily used as the sokuon (for gemination), which is a common sound. Used as a glottal stop at the end of interjections, primarily expressions of surprise or effort.
- (Hiragana) 平仮名; あぁ, いぃ, うぅゔ, えぇ, おぉ, かゕが, きぎ, くぐ, けゖげ, こご, さざ, しじ, すず, せぜ, そぞ, ただ, ちぢ, つっづ, てで, とど, な, に, ぬ, ね, の, はばぱ, ひびぴ, ふぶぷ, へべぺ, ほぼぽ, ま, み, む, め, も, やゃ, 𛀆, ゆゅ, 𛀁, よょ, らら゚, りり゚, るる゚, れれ゚, ろろ゚, わゎわ゙, ゐ𛅐ゐ゙, , ゑ𛅑ゑ゙, を𛅒を゙, ん, ー, ゝ, ゞ, ゟ
- (colloquial) very, super. Inserted after the first syllable of an adjective, an adverb, or an ABAB-type onomatopoeia.
- dekai → dekkai
- huge → enormous!
- totemo → tottemo
- completely → totally!
- pokapoka → pokkapoka
- pleasantly warm → toasty warm
- atsuatsu → attsuatsu
- hot → super-hot