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Japanese Katakana HI.png
U+30D2, ヒ
KATAKANA LETTER HI

[U+30D1]
Katakana
[U+30D3]
U+32EA, ㋪
CIRCLED KATAKANA HI

[U+32E9]
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
[U+32EB]
U+FF8B, ヒ
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HI

[U+FF8A]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF8C]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

Stroke orderEdit

In writing ヒ, the short stroke is sometimes written from left to right and other times from right to left [1].

SyllableEdit

(romaji hi)

  1. The katakana syllable (hi). Its equivalent in hiragana is (hi). It is the twenty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō i-dan, row ha, section i).
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 onomatopoeias, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. It is also occasionally used colloquially in some words for emphasis. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. Formerly, female given names were written in katakana. [edit]

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
Twitter logo that was used between 2006 and 2012.

From former logo of Twitter looking like character .

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

(Hi

  1. (Internet slang) Twitter
Usage notesEdit

In most cases, ヒ is rendered as half-width katakana .