Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER DE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3067

Contents

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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Etymology 1Edit

The hiragana character ‎(te) with a dakuten ().

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization de)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(de), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(de).
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Etymology 2Edit

Originally a contraction of にて ‎(nite), later treated as a conjugation of the copula ‎(da).

ParticleEdit

‎(romaji de)

  1. at: indicating a location in which something happens
    ここ (やす)みたい。
    Koko de yasumitai.
    I want to rest here (at this location).
  2. with, by: indicating the means by or with something happens
    自転車 (じてんしゃ) ()きましょう。
    Jitensha de ikimashō.
    Let's go by bicycle.
SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

‎(romaji de)

  1. is/am/are ... and: the て-form or conjunctive form of ‎(da)
    これは (ほん)、とても面白 (おもしろ)いです。
    Kore wa hon de, totemo omoshiroi desu.
    This is a book, and it is very interesting.

Kanji readingEdit

‎(romaji de)

  1. : exit
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