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Japanese

Stroke order
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Etymology

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

Hiragana character

(romaji no)

  1. The /no/ syllable.
  2. The twenty-fifth character in the gojūon ordering of hiragana. The previous character is and the next character is . The equivalent katakana character is .

Related terms

Particle

(romaji no)

  1. Indicates that the previous referent has possession of the next one. It functions like the English suffix 's, or like the word "of" but with the position of possessor and possessee switched.
    意見
    わたしいけん
    watashi no iken
    my opinion
  2. Indicates identity (apposition):
    大統領のブッシュ氏
    だいとうりょうブッシュ
    Daitōryō no Busshu-shi
    Mr Bush, the President
    山田馬鹿野郎
    やまだばかやろう! 
    Yamada no bakayarō!
    Yamada, you stupid jerk!
  3. Noun modifier
    数学分野
    すうがくぶんや
    sūgaku no bun'ya
    the field of mathematics
    みどりくるま
    midori no kuruma
    a green car
  4. A feminine speech sentence ending that indicates emphasis or a question, depending on intonation
    可能じゃない
    ふかのうじゃない
    kanō ja nai no?
    It's not possible?
  5. Nominalizes an adjective, verb, or phrase

Translations

  • Chinese: (de), (zhī)
  • Korean: (eui)

Usage notes

Historically written as or .

Kanji reading

(romaji no)

  1. : field
  2. : express, tell

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