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Etymology

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

Hiragana character

(romaji ya)

  1. The /ya/ syllable.
  2. The thirty-sixth 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 ya)

  1. and
    Used to conjoin nouns, や (ya) implies that the list is not limited to the nouns named. Contrast with (to), the other particle typically used to conjoin nouns, which implies that the list is limited to the stated nouns.

Particle

(romaji ya)

  1. (regional) is, are
    Variation on the Japanese copula だ (da), associated with the Kansai region and particularly Ōsaka. The use of や (ya) is common in fictional dialogue attributed to characters from Ōsaka.
    やん (yan) is the negative form of や (ya).

Noun

(romaji ya)

  1. : arrow
  2. : store

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