Sa (kana)

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sa
transliteration sa
translit. with dakuten za
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kana 桜のサ
(Sakura no "sa")

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [sa]. The shapes of these kana originate from 左 and 散, respectively.

Like , the hiragana character may be written with or without linking the lower line to the rest of the character.

The character may be combined with a dakuten, changing it into ざ in hiragana, ザ in katakana, and za in Hepburn romanization. The pronunciation is also changed, to [za].

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal s-
(さ行 sa-gyō)
sa
saa
, sah
さあ, さぁ
さー
サア, サァ
サー
Addition dakuten z-
(ざ行 za-gyō)
za
zaa
, zah
ざあ, ざぁ
ざー
ザア, ザァ
ザー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing さ
Stroke order in writing さ
Stroke order in writing サ
Stroke order in writing サ
Stroke order in writing さ
Stroke order in writing サ

Other representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SA KATAKANA LETTER SA HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SA HIRAGANA LETTER ZA KATAKANA LETTER ZA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12373 U+3055 12469 U+30B5 65403 U+FF7B 12374 U+3056 12470 U+30B6
UTF-8 227 129 149 E3 81 95 227 130 181 E3 82 B5 239 189 187 EF BD BB 227 129 150 E3 81 96 227 130 182 E3 82 B6
Numeric character reference さ さ サ サ サ サ ざ ざ ザ ザ
Shift JIS 130 179 82 B3 131 84 83 54 187 BB 130 180 82 B4 131 85 83 55
  • Braille
さ / サ in Japanese Braille
さ / サ
sa
ざ / ザ
za
さあ / サー
ざあ / ザー
Other kana based on Braille
しゃ / シャ
sha
じゃ / ジャ
ja
しゃあ / シャー
shā
じゃあ / ジャー
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

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