に, in hiragana, or ニ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is written in three strokes, while the katakana in two. Both represent /ni/ although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is [nʲi].
Notably, the katakana (ニ) is functionally identical for the kanji for two (二), pronounced the same way.
に is used as a particle, as well as a word fragment. As a particle it generally expresses direction, with a similar function to the English 'to'.
i.e Ton wa, Furansu "ni" ikimashita. Ton went "to" France.
Pan wa, Ton "ni" agemashita. Bread was given "to" Ton.
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(Examples) Words with 'に' Edit
'に' at the beginning Edit
'に' in the middle Edit
'に' at the end Edit
Stroke order Edit
The hiragana に is made with three strokes:
- A vertical stroke from top to bottom.
- A short, horizontal stroke to the upper right of the first stroke, going from left to right.
- Another short, horizontal stroke at the bottom right of the first stroke, going from left to right.