Ne (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in two strokes, while the katakana is made in four. Both represent [ne].

ne
transliterationne
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaねずみのネ (Nezumi no ne)

As a particle, it is used at the end of a sentence, equivalent to an English, "right?" or "isn't it?" It is also used as slang in Japan to get someone's attention, the English equivalent being "hey" or "hey, you."

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal n-
(な行 na-gyō)
ne
nei
nee
ねい, ねぃ
ねえ, ねぇ
ねー
ネイ, ネィ
ネエ, ネェ
ネー

Stroke order

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER NEKATAKANA LETTER NEHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NE
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12397U+306D12493U+30CD65416U+FF88
UTF-8227 129 173E3 81 AD227 131 141E3 83 8D239 190 136EF BE 88
Numeric character referenceねねネネネネ
Shift JIS130 20382 CB131 10883 6C200C8
  • Braille
ね / ネ in Japanese Braille
ね / ネ
ne
ねい / ネー
/nei

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