Ho (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both are made in four strokes and both represent [ho]. In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, ホ can be written as small ㇹ to represent a final h sound after an o sound (オㇹ oh).

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal h-
(ほ行 ha-gyō)
ho
hou
hoo
, hoh
hu
ほう
ほお, ほぉ
ほー
ほぅ
ホウ
ホオ, ホォ
ホー
ホゥ
Addition dakuten b-
(ぼ行 ba-gyō)
bo
bou
boo
, boh
ぼう, ぼぅ
ぼお, ぼぉ
ぼー
ボウ, ボゥ
ボオ, ボォ
ボー
Addition handakuten p-
(ぽ行 pa-gyō)
po
pou
poo
, poh
ぽう, ぽぅ
ぽお, ぽぉ
ぽー
ポウ, ポゥ
ポオ, ポォ
ポー
Other additional forms
Romaji Hiragana Katakana
hu ほぅ ホゥ
ho
transliterationho
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana保険のホ Hoken no "ho"

Stroke order

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER HOKATAKANA LETTER HOHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER HOKATAKANA LETTER SMALL HO
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12411U+307B12507U+30DB65422U+FF8E12793U+31F9
UTF-8227 129 187E3 81 BB227 131 155E3 83 9B239 190 142EF BE 8E227 135 185E3 87 B9
Numeric character referenceほほホホホホㇹㇹ
Shift JIS130 21782 D9131 12283 7A206CE
Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER BOKATAKANA LETTER BOHIRAGANA LETTER POKATAKANA LETTER PO
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12412U+307C12508U+30DC12413U+307D12509U+30DD
UTF-8227 129 188E3 81 BC227 131 156E3 83 9C227 129 189E3 81 BD227 131 157E3 83 9D
Numeric character referenceぼぼボボぽぽポポ
Shift JIS130 21882 DA131 12383 7B130 21982 DB131 12483 7C
  • Braille
ほ / ホ in Japanese Braille
ほ / ホ
ho
ぼ / ボ
bo
ぽ / ポ
po
ほう / ホー
ぼう / ボー
ぽう / ポー
Other kana based on Braille
ひょ / ヒョ
hyo
びょ / ビョ
byo
ぴょ / ピョ
pyo
ひょう / ヒョー
hyō
びょう / ビョー
byō
ぴょう / ピョー
pyō


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