Yo (kana)

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yo
Hiragana Katakana
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai YO.png Japanese Katakana YO.png
Transliteration yo
Hiragana origin
Katakana origin
Braille ⠜
Unicode U+3088, U+30E8
Semaphore
Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 8.svgJapanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 6.svg
kana gojūon
wa ra ya ma ha na ta sa ka a
wi ri mi hi ni chi shi ki i
n ru yu mu fu nu tsu su ku u
we re me he ne te se ke e
wo ro yo mo ho no to so ko o

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in two strokes, while the katakana in three. Both represent [jo].

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

Forms Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal y-
(や行 ya-gyō)
yo
you
yoo
, yoh
よう, よぅ
よお, よぉ
よー
ヨウ, ヨゥ
ヨオ, ヨォ
ヨー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing よ
Stroke order in writing ヨ

Other Representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER YO KATAKANA LETTER YO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER YO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12424 U+3088 12520 U+30E8 65430 U+FF96
UTF-8 227 130 136 E3 82 88 227 131 168 E3 83 A8 239 190 150 EF BE 96
Numeric character reference よ よ ヨ ヨ ヨ ヨ
Shift JIS 130 230 82 E6 131 136 83 88 214 D6
Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YO KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER SMALL YO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12423 U+3087 12519 U+30E7 65390 U+FF6E
UTF-8 227 130 135 E3 82 87 227 131 167 E3 83 A7 239 189 174 EF BD AE
Numeric character reference ょ ょ ョ ョ ョ ョ
Shift JIS 130 229 82 E5 131 135 83 87 174 AE
よ / ヨ in Japanese Braille
よ / ヨ
yo
よう / ヨー
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

See also[edit]