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U+3087, ょ
HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YO

[U+3086]
Hiragana
[U+3088]

Japanese

Combining form

  1. Small combining form of hiragana (yo) used in 拗音 (yōon) morae that end in o, such as しょ (sho), ちょ (cho), and きょ (kyo). Historically not distinguished from full-size version.

Related terms

  • (small ya)
  • (small yu)
  • (katakana small yo)
  • (full-size yo)

See also