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U+3078, へ


Japanese edit

Stroke order

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Etymology 1 edit

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

Syllable edit


  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).
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Etymology 2 edit

⟨pe1 invalid IPA characters (1) → */pʲe//ɸe//we//e/

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

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit


  1. to, towards (indicates a destination or movement toward something)
    Nihon e yōkoso!
    Welcome to Japan!
    Ginkō e itta.
    [I] went to the bank.
    Toranpu-shi katsu, dai-yonjūgo-dai Bei-daitōryō e
    Trump wins, will be the 45th President of the US
Synonyms edit
  • (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 3 edit

Reading of various kanji.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit


  1. : a house; a household
  2. : a heddle of a loom
  3. , : a place, a location; nearby
  4. : a fart, gas, wind
  5. : a jar, a jug
  6. : a cooking stove
  7. : the prow of a boat or ship

References edit

  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
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN