Hiragana む

Japanese Hiragana MU

Transliteration mu
Section M
Hiragana Man'yōgana
Stroke Number 3

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both hiragana and katakana are made with three strokes, they represent [mu͍]. The kanji 無, read "mu", represents "none", nothingness, or the state of oblivion upon death, if written alone.

In the Ainu language, ム can be written as small ㇺ, which represents a final m sound.[1] This, along with other extended katakana, was developed by Japanese linguists to represent Ainu sounds that do not exist in standard Japanese katakana.

Form variantsEdit

Form Rōmaji Hiragana
Normal m-
(ま行 ma-gyō)
Muu, mwu
むう, むぅ
Other additional forms
Form (Mw-)
Rōmaji Hiragana
Mwa むぁ
Mwi むぃ
Mwu むぅ
Mwe むぇ
Mwo むぉ

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'む' Edit

'む' at the beginning Edit

'む' in the middle Edit

'む' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit


Stroke order in writing む

Hiragana む stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing む

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