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Yu (kana)

yu
transliterationyu
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana弓矢のユ Yumiya no "yu"

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both are written in two strokes and represent [ju͍].

When small and preceded by an -i kana, this kana represents not a separate sound but a modification of that of another (see yōon).[1]

Forms Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal y-
(や行 ya-gyō)
yu
yuu
ゆう, ゆぅ
ゆー
ユウ, ユゥ
ユー

Stroke order

Stroke order in writing ゆ
Stroke order in writing ゆ
Stroke order in writing ユ
Stroke order in writing ユ
Stroke order in writing ゆ
Stroke order in writing ユ

Other representations

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER YU KATAKANA LETTER YU HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12422 U+3086 12518 U+30E6 65429 U+FF95
UTF-8 227 130 134 E3 82 86 227 131 166 E3 83 A6 239 190 149 EF BE 95
Numeric character reference ゆ ゆ ユ ユ ユ ユ
Shift JIS 130 228 82 E4 131 134 83 86 213 D5
Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YU KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YU HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12421 U+3085 12517 U+30E5 65389 U+FF6D
UTF-8 227 130 133 E3 82 85 227 131 165 E3 83 A5 239 189 173 EF BD AD
Numeric character reference ゅ ゅ ュ ュ ュ ュ
Shift JIS 130 227 82 E3 131 133 83 85 173 AD
  • Braille
ゆ / ユ in Japanese Braille
ゆ / ユ
yu
ゆう / ユー
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346) ⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 9.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 1.svg

References

  1. ^ Jim Gleeson (2013). "Contracted sounds". Japanese Hiragana: An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462913978.