Hiragana ふ

Japanese Hiragana HU

Transliteration hu
Section H
Hiragana Man'yōgana
Stroke Number 4

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in four strokes, while the katakana in one. It represents the phoneme /hu͍/, although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is Template:Audio-IPA, which is why it is romanized fu in Hepburn romanization instead of hu. Written with a dakuten (ぶ, ブ), they both represent a "bu" sound, and written with handakuten (ぷ, プ) they both represent a pu sound.

The katakana フ is frequently combined with other vowels to represent sounds in foreign words. For example, the word "file" is written in Japanese as ファイル (fairu), with ファ representing a non-native sound, fa.

In the Ainu language the katakana with a handakuten プ can be written as a small ㇷ゚ to represent a final p sound. In the Sakhalin dialect, フ without a handakuten can be written as small ㇷ to represent a final h sound after an u sound (ウㇷ uh).

Form variantsEdit

Forms Rōmaji Hiragana
Normal f-
(は行 ha-gyō)

Addition dakuten b-
(ば行 ba-gyō)

Addition handakuten p-
(ぱ行 pa-gyō)

Other additional forms
Rōmaji Hiragana
Form 1 (F-)
Fa ふぁ
Fi ふぃ
Fe ふぇ
Fo ふぉ
Fya ふゃ
Fyu ふゅ
Fye ふぃぇ
Fyo ふょ
Form 2 (Bw-)
Romaji Hiragana
Bwa ぶぁ
Bwi ぶぃ
Bwu ぶぅ
Bwe ぶぇ
Bwo ぶぉ
Form 3 (Pw-)
Romaji Hiragana
Pwa ぷぁ
Pwi ぷぃ
Pwe ぷぇ
Pwo ぷぉ

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'ふ' Edit

'ふ' at the beginning Edit

'ふ' in the middle Edit

'ふ' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit


Stroke order in writing ふ

Hiragana ふ stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing ふ

Trivia Edit

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