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U+306F, は
HIRAGANA LETTER HA

[U+306E]
Hiragana
[U+3070]
See also: , , , and Appendix:Variations of "pa"

Japanese

Stroke order

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ha̠]

Syllable

(romaji ha)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ha). Its equivalent in katakana is (ha). It is the twenty-sixth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō a-dan, row ha, section a).
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Etymology 2

/pa/ → /ɸa/ → /wa/. The spelling was preserved as in the script reform rather than changed to (wa) as may be expected.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɰᵝa̠]

Particle

(romaji wa)

  1. a particle that acts as a topic marker
    これ (いぬ)です。
    Kore wa inu desu.
    This [the topic, about which we are speaking] is a dog.
    Note that English has no direct counterpart. For illustrative purposes, it may be translated as "as for" or a similar phrase. For example, "As for this, it is a dog". This often does not produce very natural English, however.

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Noun

(romaji ha)

  1. : tooth
  2. : sword edge
  3. : leaf

Kanji reading

(romaji ha)

Kun-reading of: