Character
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER KO
Unicode block Katakana
Codepoint U+30B3
See also: , , and

Contents

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Simplified in the Heian period from the man'yōgana kanji .

SyllableEdit

‎(romaji ko)

  1. The katakana syllable ‎(ko). Its equivalent in hiragana is ‎(ko). It is the tenth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(ka-gyō o-dan, row ka, section o).
Usage notesEdit

Unlike the hiragana system, used for Japanese language words that kanji does not cover, the katakana syllabary is used primarily for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words (collectively gairaigo), as well as to represent onomatopoeia, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. [edit]

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Eye dialect spelling of various words.

NounEdit

‎(romaji ko)

  1. : a boy, a girl, a child
  2. : small, little

CounterEdit

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