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U+30D5, フ
KATAKANA LETTER HU

[U+30D4]
Katakana
[U+30D6]
U+32EB, ㋫
CIRCLED KATAKANA HU

[U+32EA]
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
[U+32EC]
U+FF8C, フ
HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HU

[U+FF8B]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF8D]

Ainu edit

Adjective edit

(hu/fu)

  1. raw, uncooked
    フアマㇺfu amamraw rice, uncooked rice
  2. green, living
    フニfu nigreen wood

References edit

  • John Batchelor (1905) An Ainu-English-Japanese dictionary (including a grammar of the Ainu language)[1], Tokyo; London: Methodist Publishing House; Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner Co., page 133, available online here

Japanese edit

Stroke order
 

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Syllable edit

(fu

  1. The katakana syllable (fu). Its equivalent in hiragana is (fu). It is the twenty-eighth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō u-dan, row ha, section u).

Usage notes edit

The katakana syllabary is used primarily for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of gairaigo (loan words), as well as to represent onomatopoeias, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. It is also occasionally used in some words for emphasis, or to ease reading; katakana may be preferred for words becoming buried in the text if they are written under their canonical form in hiragana. Names of Japanese companies, as well as certain Japanese language words such as colloquial terms, are also sometimes written in katakana rather than the other systems. Formerly, female given names were often written in katakana. [edit]

See also edit