Hiragana や

Japanese Hiragana YA

Transliteration ya
Section Y
Hiragana Man'yōgana

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Hiragana is written in three strokes, while the katakana is written in two. Both represent [ja]. Their shapes have origins in the character 也.

When small and preceded by an -i kana, this kana represents not a separate sound but a modification of that of another (see yōon).

や can be used by itself as a grammatical particle to connect words in a nonexhaustive list (see Japanese particles#ya).

Form variantsEdit

Form Rōmaji Hiragana
Normal y-
(や行 ya-gyō)

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'や' Edit

'や' at the beginning Edit

'や' in the middle Edit

'や' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit


Stroke order in writing や

Hiragana や stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing や

Trivia Edit

See also Edit


References Edit

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