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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
Iris Murdoch
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Etymology

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Hiragana character

(romaji ka)

  1. The /ka/ syllable.
  2. The sixth character in the gojūon ordering of hiragana. The previous character is and the next character is . The equivalent katakana character is .

Related terms

Derived terms

Particle

(romaji ka)

  1. final interrogative particle, similar to a question mark ("?").
    元気ですか。
    げんきですか。
    o-genki desu ka.
    How are you? [How is your health?]
  2. particle marking alternatives in a list; "or"
  3. whether (or not)
    • 行く知らない。
      いくしらない。
      Iku ka shiranai.
      I don't know whether he'll go.
  4. indication of doubt

Translations

Meaning 1

See also

Noun

(romaji ka)

  1. : mosquito
  2. : family (biological classification)
  3. : aroma, scent, fragrance

Counter

(romaji ka)

  1. : days
  2. : units of time
  3. : buckets, loads
  4. : lessons
  5. : small round things
  6. : fruits
  7. : flat framed items

Kanji reading

(romaji ka)

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