Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HA.png
U+306F, は
HIRAGANA LETTER HA

[U+306E]
Hiragana
[U+3070]

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JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(romaji ha)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ha). Its equivalent in katakana is (ha). It is the twenty-sixth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō a-dan, row ha, section a).
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

/pa/ → /ɸa/ → /wa/. The spelling was preserved as in the script reform rather than changed to (wa) as may be expected.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

(rōmaji wa)

  1. a particle that acts as a topic marker
    これ (いぬ)です。
    Kore wa inu desu.
    This [the topic, about which we are speaking] is a dog.
    Note that English has no direct counterpart. For illustrative purposes, it may be translated as "as for" or a similar phrase. For example, "As for this, it is a dog". This often does not produce very natural English, however.

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

(rōmaji ha)

  1. : tooth
  2. : sword edge
  3. : leaf

Kanji readingEdit

(romaji ha)

Kun-reading of:Edit