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U+3063, っ
HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL TU

[U+3062]
Hiragana
[U+3064]
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Japanese

Combining form

  1. The sokuon: a small form of (tsu). In romanization, this is represented by doubling the following consonant. The equivalent in katakana is .
    いっぱい ippai
    もっと motto
    すっぱい suppai
    おっぱい oppai
  2. A glottal stop or “choked sound”.
    あっ!
    Ah!

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Usage notes

Primarily used as the sokuon (for gemination), which is a common sound. Used as a glottal stop at the end of interjections, primarily expressions of surprise or effort.

Infix

  1. (colloquial) very, super. Inserted after the first syllable of an adjective, an adverb, or an ABAB-type onomatopoeia.
    でかい → でかい
    とても → とても
    ぽかぽか → ぽかぽか
    あつあつ → あつあつ