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Etymology

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

Hiragana character

(romaji he)

  1. The /he/ syllable.
  2. The twenty-ninth 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 e)

  1. (particle)
    へ (e) indicates a destination or movement toward something. When used in this sense, it is pronounced "é" instead of "he".

Synonyms

  • (ni): into
    In the sense indicating destination, the particles へ (e) and に (ni) are often interchangeable, though there is a slight difference of connotation or emphasis. へ (e) emphasizes the journey to the destination, while に (ni) emphasizes the arrival or entering it. The distinction is not quite the same as between English to and into; に (ni) is usually best translated as to because に (ni), unlike English into, can refer to the journey in addition to the arrival or entering the destination.

Kanji reading

(romaji he)

Kun-reading of:

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