Sa (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [sa]. The shapes of these kana originate from 左 and 散, respectively.

sa
transliterationsa
translit. with dakutenza
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana桜のサ
(Sakura no "sa")

Like , the hiragana character may be written with or without linking the lower line to the rest of the character.

The character may be combined with a dakuten, changing it into ざ in hiragana, ザ in katakana, and za in Hepburn romanization. The pronunciation is also changed, to [za].

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal s-
(さ行 sa-gyō)
sa
saa
, sah
さあ, さぁ
さー
サア, サァ
サー
Addition dakuten z-
(ざ行 za-gyō)
za
zaa
, zah
ざあ, ざぁ
ざー
ザア, ザァ
ザー

Stroke order

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER SAKATAKANA LETTER SAHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SAHIRAGANA LETTER ZAKATAKANA LETTER ZA
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12373U+305512469U+30B565403U+FF7B12374U+305612470U+30B6
UTF-8227 129 149E3 81 95227 130 181E3 82 B5239 189 187EF BD BB227 129 150E3 81 96227 130 182E3 82 B6
Numeric character referenceささササササざざザザ
Shift JIS130 17982 B3131 8483 54187BB130 18082 B4131 8583 55
  • Braille
さ / サ in Japanese Braille
さ / サ
sa
ざ / ザ
za
さあ / サー
ざあ / ザー
Other kana based on Braille
しゃ / シャ
sha
じゃ / ジャ
ja
しゃあ / シャー
shā
じゃあ / ジャー


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