Hiragana つ

Japanese Hiragana TSU

Transliteration tsu
Section T
Hiragana Man'yōgana
Stroke Number 1

, in hiragana, or in katakana, and the variant form , is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both are phonemically /tu͍/ although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is Template:Audio-IPA. In the Ainu language, where the sound /tu͍/ does exist, it is often written as ツ゚ or ト゚.

The sokuon, which are used mainly to indicate consonant gemination, are identical but somewhat smaller.

The dakuten forms づ, ヅ, pronounced the same as the dakuten forms of the su kana in most dialects (see yotsugana), are uncommon. They are primarily used for indicating a voiced consonant in the middle of a compound word (see rendaku), and they can never begin a word.

The katakana form is becoming increasingly popular as an emoticon in the Western world due to its resemblance to a smiling face.

Forms Rōmaji Hiragana
Normal ts-
(た行 ta-gyō)

Addition dakuten dz-
(だ行 da-gyō)

Other additional forms
Form A (Ts-)
Romaji Hiragana
Tsa つぁ
Tsi つぃ
Tse つぇ
Tso つぉ
Tsya つゃ
Tsyu つゅ
Tsye つぃぇ
Tsyo つょ
Form B (dz-)
Romaji Hiragana
Dza づぁ
Dzi づぃ
Dze づぇ
Dzo づぉ
Dzya づゃ
Dzyu づゅ
Dzye づぃぇ
Dzyo づょ

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'つ' Edit

'つ' at the beginning Edit

'つ' in the middle Edit

'つ' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit

Hiragana つ stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing つ

The Hiragana つ is made with three strokes:

Trivia Edit

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