Katakana ア

Japanese Katakana A

Section Vowels
Katakana Man'yōgana
Stroke Number 2

in katakana (romanised a) is one of the Japanese kana that each represent one mora. あ is based on the sōsho style of kanji 安, and ア is from the radical of kanji 阿. In the modern Japanese system of alphabetical order, it occupies the first position of the alphabet, before い. Additionally, it is the 36th letter in Iroha, after て, before さ. Its hiragana resembles the kana no combined with a cross. The Unicode for あ is U+3041, and the Unicode for ア is U+30A2.

Form variantsEdit

Form Rōmaji Katakana
Normal a/i/u/e/o
(あ行 a-gyō)
aa, ah
アア, アァ

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'ア' Edit

'ア' at the beginning Edit

'ア' in the middle Edit

'ア' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit


Stroke order in writing ア

Katakana ア stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing ア

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