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U+3075, ふ
HIRAGANA LETTER HU

[U+3074]
Hiragana
[U+3076]

Japanese

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Stroke order
 

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ɸɯ̟ᵝ]
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Etymology 1

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

Syllable

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(fu

  1. The hiragana syllable (fu). Its equivalent in katakana is (fu). It is the twenty-eighth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō u-dan, row ha, section u).
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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From Old Japanese. Possibly a contraction of the 連用形(れんようけい) (ren'yōkei) of verbs and 合ふ (afu). Alternatively from (fu).[1]

Suffix

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(-fu

  1. (following the irrealis stem of verbs)
    1. expresses repetition
    2. expresses an ongoing state
Conjugation
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Etymology 3

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
S
[noun] fu (Chinese literary form developed during the times of the Han dynasty that combines prose and poetry)
H
[noun] wheat bran
[noun] wheat gluten
[noun] foods made from wheat gluten, somewhat similar to bread
Alternative spelling
4
[noun] The prefectural governments of Osaka and Kyoto.
3
[noun] (mathematics) negativity, being negative (less than zero)
[noun] (physics) negativity, being negative (of electrical charge of an electron)
[noun] negativity, being negative (bad, pessimistic)
2
[noun] (shogi) pawn (short for 歩兵 (fuhyō))
4
[prefix] un-, non-, in-
[prefix] bad, poor
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ふ.)

References

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  1. ^ ”, in 日本国語大辞典 [Nihon Kokugo Daijiten]‎[1] (in Japanese), concise edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, 2000