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Hiragana letter Be.svg
U+3079, べ
HIRAGANA LETTER BE
Composition: [U+3078] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3078]
Hiragana
[U+307A]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The hiragana character (he) with a dakuten ().

SyllableEdit

(romaji be)

  1. The hiragana syllable (be). Its equivalent in katakana is (be).
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Etymology 2Edit

From Kantō, Tōhoku, Hokkaidō Japanese () (bei), from Classical Japanese () (beshi), via regular shift from Classical 活用(かつよう) (ku-katsuyō) adjective to modern -i adjective.

ParticleEdit

(be

  1. (dialectal Kanto, Tōhoku, Hokkaidō) sentence-ending particle indicating volition or supposition
    明日(あした)学校(がっこう)だがら朝早(あさはや)()きん
    Ashita wa gakkō da gara asa hayaku okin be.
    I'll get up early for tomorrow's school.
    (てえ)したことでもねえ
    Tēshita koto de mo nē be.
    It's not a big deal.
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