Yu (kana)

, 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].

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

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

Other representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER YUKATAKANA LETTER YUHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YU
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12422U+308612518U+30E665429U+FF95
UTF-8227 130 134E3 82 86227 131 166E3 83 A6239 190 149EF BE 95
Numeric character referenceゆゆユユユユ
Shift JIS130 22882 E4131 13483 86213D5
Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YUKATAKANA LETTER SMALL YUHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YU
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12421U+308512517U+30E565389U+FF6D
UTF-8227 130 133E3 82 85227 131 165E3 83 A5239 189 173EF BD AD
Numeric character referenceゅゅュュュュ
Shift JIS130 22782 E3131 13383 85173AD
  • Braille
ゆ / ユ in Japanese Braille
ゆ / ユ
yu
ゆう / ユー

References

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


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