Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai YU.png
U+3086, ゆ
HIRAGANA LETTER YU

[U+3085]
Hiragana
[U+3087]

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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 yu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (yu). Its equivalent in katakana is (yu). It is the thirty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ya-gyō u-dan, row ya, section u).
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Etymology 2Edit

Attaches to the irrealis form of verbs. Conjugates as a lower bigrade: ye, ye, yu, yuru, yure, -.

SuffixEdit

(romaji -yu)

  1. expresses passiveness
  2. expresses possibility
  3. expresses natural, spontaneous occurrence
Derived termsEdit