Yo (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 in three. Both represent [jo].

yo
transliterationyo
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana吉野のヨ Yoshino no "yo"

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)
yo
you
yoo
, yoh
よう, よぅ
よお, よぉ
よー
ヨウ, ヨゥ
ヨオ, ヨォ
ヨー

Stroke order

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER YOKATAKANA LETTER YOHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YO
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12424U+308812520U+30E865430U+FF96
UTF-8227 130 136E3 82 88227 131 168E3 83 A8239 190 150EF BE 96
Numeric character referenceよよヨヨヨヨ
Shift JIS130 23082 E6131 13683 88214D6
  • Braille
Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YOKATAKANA LETTER SMALL YOHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12423U+308712519U+30E765390U+FF6E
UTF-8227 130 135E3 82 87227 131 167E3 83 A7239 189 174EF BD AE
Numeric character referenceょょョョョョ
Shift JIS130 22982 E5131 13583 87174AE
よ / ヨ in Japanese Braille
よ / ヨ
yo
よう / ヨー

References

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

See also

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