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U+309B, ゛
KATAKANA-HIRAGANA VOICED SOUND MARK

[U+309A]
Hiragana
[U+309C]

Japanese

Diacritical mark

  1. The dakuten, which indicates voicing (i.e. ka with a dakuten is pronounced as ga). It is also sometimes colloquially used to indicate a strained or shouting vocalization.

Usage notes

  • When used to indicate strained vocalization, a kana can receive only one dakuten regardless of usual voicing.

See also

  • : the handakuten
  • てんてん (tenten), ちょんちょん (chonchon): (colloquial) the dakuten mark