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
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