Character  よ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER YO
Codepoint U+3088

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization yo)

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

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ParticleEdit

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(romaji yo)

  1. Indicates certainty or emphasis.
    • ポレット先生はいますか。/ はい, います
      ポレットせんせいはいますか。/ はい, います
      Poretto-sensei wa imasu ka. / Hai, imasu yo.
      Is Mr. Pollett here? / Yes, I'm certain that he is here.
  2. (literary, poetic) Used as a vocative particle to address the topic in question; O.
    • 雪に変わってくれ。
      あめゆきにかわってくれ。
      ame yo yuki ni kawattekure
      O Rain! Please change into snow!

SuffixEdit

(romaji yo)

  1. : over, more than

NounEdit

(romaji yo)

  1. : night, evening
  2. : deposit, in advance
Last modified on 22 December 2013, at 21:36