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U+3047, ぇ
HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL E

[U+3046]
Hiragana
[U+3048]

Japanese

Combining form

  1. Small combining form of hiragana (e) used to explicitly specify the vowel part of the previous hiragana character, or to show a speaker's pronunciation or extension of that vowel.
    - the sound [tɕe] rather than [tɕi] () or [te] ()
    ちぇんじ - transliteration of change

Related terms

  • (katakana small e)
  • (full-size e)

See also