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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 wo)

  1. (obsolete) The /wo/ syllable.
  2. The /o/ syllable.
  3. The forty-seventh 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 o)

  1. (particle) a grammatical marker following the direct object. When used in this sense it is almost always pronounced “o” instead of “wo”.
    読みたいです。
    ほんよみたいです。
    Hon o yomitai.
    I want to read a book.

Translations

  • Hebrew: את
  • Korean: (eul) (follows consonants), (reul) (follows vowels)
  • Spanish: a (only used when the object is a person)

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