Na (kana)

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na
transliteration na
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana な is made in four strokes, the katakana ナ two. Both represent [na]. な and ナ originate from the man'yōgana 奈. な is used as part of the okurigana for the plain negative forms of Japanese verbs, and several negative forms of adjectives.

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal n-
(な行 na-gyō)
Na
Naa
なあ
なー
ナア
ナー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing な
Stroke order in writing ナ
Stroke order in writing な
Stroke order in writing な
Stroke order in writing ナ
Stroke order in writing ナ

Other representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NA KATAKANA LETTER NA HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER NA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12394 U+306A 12490 U+30CA 65413 U+FF85
UTF-8 227 129 170 E3 81 AA 227 131 138 E3 83 8A 239 190 133 EF BE 85
Numeric character reference な な ナ ナ ナ ナ
Shift JIS 130 200 82 C8 131 105 83 69 197 C5
  • Braille
な / ナ in Japanese Braille
な / ナ
na
なあ / ナー
Other kana based on Braille
にゃ / ニャ
nya
にゃあ / ニャー
nyā
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 1.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 3.svg