Character  ブ 
Unicode name KATAKANA LETTER BU
Codepoint U+30D6

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization bu)

  1. The katakana syllable (bu), whose equivalent in hiragana is (bu).
    • ラジル
      burajiru
      Brazil

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 written in katakana rather than the other systems.[edit]

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 29 September 2013, at 16:52