Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai NE.svg
U+306D, ね
HIRAGANA LETTER NE

[U+306C]
Hiragana
[U+306E]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

SyllableEdit

(romaji ne)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ne). Its equivalent in katakana is (ne). It is the twenty-fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (na-gyō e-dan, row na, section e).
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare Korean (ne, yes, yeah, right).

ParticleEdit

(ne

  1. (after a phrase) emphasis and question marker particle; asks for confirmation; right?; eh?; isn't it, innit?
    あなたは(あたま)がいい
    Anata wa atama ga ii ne.
    You’re smart, aren’t you.
    格好(かっこう)いいです
    Kakkō ii desu ne.
    That’s pretty neat, eh?
    「キモい。」「だよねー
    “Kimoi.” “Da yo
    "Gross." "Isn't it?"
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InterjectionEdit

(ne

  1. (informal, begins sentences) particle used to catch listener’s attention; hey
    ()ってる?
    Ne, shitteru?
    Hey, did you know?
  2. (informal, women's speech) I know, right?
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[proper noun] (Chinese astrology) Rat, the first of the twelve Earthly Branches:
[proper noun] north
[proper noun] the hours between 11:00 P.M./midnight and 1:00/2:00 A.M.
[proper noun] a day or year assigned to the Rat
[proper noun] the eleventh month of the lunar calendar
[proper noun] a place name
1
[noun] a sound, voice
[noun] the cry of an animal
6
[noun] price
3
[noun] a root
[noun] the source; the root
[noun] nature; the character one has by birth
S
[noun] summit of a mountain, peak
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ね.)

(The following entry is uncreated: .)