See also:

U+3094, ゔ
Composition: [U+3046] + ◌゙ [U+3099]


Japanese edit

Stroke order

Etymology edit

The hiragana character (u) with a dakuten (). The hiragana , and were introduced for hiragana-katakana correspondence with , and in the Japanese input method in Fujitsu OASYS[1] and then registered in JIS X 0213.[2]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [vɯ̟ᵝ]
  • IPA(key): [bɯ̟ᵝ] (some speakers, especially older people)

Syllable edit


  1. (rare) The hiragana syllable (vu). Its equivalent in katakana is (vu).

Usage notes edit

  • This is a relatively recent addition to kana usage to represent the non-native sound vu. As such, this is only found in borrowed words. Many speakers, especially older people, may pronounce this more as bu, [bɯ̟ᵝ].

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ ooooasys, 2008-08-16
  2. ^ Katsumi Kokoma, message on 「ヴ」のひらがな(道浦俊彦), Kotoba Kaigishitsu, 2000-05-16