U+30B6, ザ
KATAKANA LETTER ZA
Composition: サ [U+30B5] + ゙ [U+3099]

[U+30B5]
Katakana
[U+30B7]
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JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

The katakana character (sa) with a dakuten ().

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

‎(romaji za)

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

Wasei eigo (和製英語), from English the.

ParticleEdit

‎(romaji za)

  1. (slang) A particle used to add emphasis to a noun and imply that it is a classic example of something.
QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ザ.

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