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U+3067, で
HIRAGANA LETTER DE
Composition: [U+3066] + [U+3099]

[U+3066]
Hiragana
[U+3068]
See also: , ح, ج, خ, and Շ

Japanese

Stroke order

Syllable

(romaji de)

  1. The hiragana syllable (de). Its equivalent in katakana is (de).
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Etymology 2

Originally a contraction of にて (nite), later treated as a conjugation of the copula (da).

Particle

(romaji de)

  1. at: indicating a location at which something happens
    ここ (やす)みたい。
    Koko de yasumitai.
    I want to rest here (at this location).
  2. with, by: indicating the means by or with which something happens
    自転車 (じてんしゃ) ()きましょう。
    Jitensha de ikimashō.
    Let's go by bicycle.
Synonyms

Verb

(romaji de)

  1. is/am/are ... and: the て-form or conjunctive form of (da)
    これは (ほん)、とても面白 (おもしろ)いです。
    Kore wa hon de, totemo omoshiroi desu.
    This is a book, and it is very interesting.

Kanji reading

(romaji de)

  1. : exit