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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HE.png
U+3078, へ
HIRAGANA LETTER HE

[U+3077]
Hiragana
[U+3079]

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JapaneseEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji he)

  1. The hiragana syllable (he). Its equivalent in katakana is (he). It is the twenty-ninth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō e-dan, row ha, section e).
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. Derives from the noun (he, place, general area, vicinity).[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

(rōmaji e)

  1. to, towards (indicates a destination or movement toward something)
     () (ほん)ようこそ!
    Nihon e yōkoso!
    Welcome to Japan!
     (ぎん) (こう) ()った。
    Ginkō e itta.
    [I] went to the bank.
    トランプ () ()つ、第45代米大統領 (だいよんじゅうごだいべいだいとうりょう)
    Toranpu-shi katsu, dai-yonjū-go-dai bei-daitōryō e
    Trump Wins, will be the 45th President of the US
SynonymsEdit
  • (ni): to, at
    In the sense indicating destination, the particles (e) and (ni) are often interchangeable, though there is a slight difference of connotation or emphasis. (e) emphasizes the journey to the destination, while (ni) emphasizes the arrival at the destination.

Etymology 3Edit

Reading of various kanji.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(rōmaji he)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0