Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER MO
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3082

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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Simplified in the Heian period from the man'yōgana kanji (もう, ), meaning hair.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization mo)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(mo), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(mo). It is the thirty-fifth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (MA-gyō, O-dan; “row MA, section O”).

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ParticleEdit

‎(romaji mo)

  1. too, also, so
    田中 (たなか)さんはビールを ()んでいる。スミスさん ()んでいる。
    Tanaka-san wa bīru o nondeiru. Sumisu-san mo nondeiru.
    Tanaka is drinking beer. Smith is drinking it, too.
    本日 (ほんじつ)来店 (らいてん)くださいまして、ありがとうございます。
    Honjitsu mo go-raiten kudasaimashite, arigatō gozaimasu.
    Thank you for visit
     (わたし) ()れた。
    Watashi ni mo kureta.
    She gave some to me, too.
  2. not even
     (はこ) (なか)には (なに)なかった。
    Hako no naka ni wa nani mo nakatta.
    The box was empty. (lit. Inside the box was not even anything.)
    • 1904 or 1905, 小林清親, 百撰百笑
      露國 (ろこく)海陸軍 (かいりくぐん)は、日本軍 (にほんぐん)一度 (いちど) () (こと)なく、…
      Rokoku no kairikugun wa, Nihongun ni ichido mo katsu koto naku, …
      Russia's navy and army is, without winning against the Japanese army even once, []

Usage notesEdit

  • (mo) always replaces ‎(ha), ‎(o) and ‎(ga), but may follow other particles.

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NounEdit

‎(romaji mo)

  1. : algae
  2. : mourning
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