Wa (kana)

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wa
transliterationwa
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaわらびのワ Warabi no "wa"
unicodeU+308F, U+30EF
braille⠄

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. It represents [wa] and has origins in the character 和. There is also a small ゎ/ヮ, that is used to write the morae /kwa/ and /gwa/ (くゎ, ぐゎ), which are obsolete in contemporary standard Japanese but still exist in the Ryukyuan languages. Katakana ワ is also sometimes written with dakuten, ヷ, to represent a /va/ sound in foreign words; however, most IMEs lack a convenient way to write this. It is far more common to represent the /va/ sound with the combination ヴァ.

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal w-
(わ行 wa-gyō)
wa
waa
, wah
わあ, わぁ
わー
ワア, ワァ
ワー

The kana は (ha) is read as “wa” when it represents a particle.

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing わ
Stroke order in writing わ
Stroke order in writing ワ
Stroke order in writing ワ
Stroke order in writing わ
Stroke order in writing ワ

Other communicative representations[edit]

Japanese radiotelephony alphabet Wabun code
わらびのワ
Warabi no "Wa"
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Japanese Navy Signal Flag Japanese semaphore Japanese manual syllabary (fingerspelling) Braille dots-3
Japanese Braille
  • Full Braille representation
わ / ワ in Japanese Braille
わ / ワ
wa

va
わあ / ワー
ヷー
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠄ (braille pattern dots-3) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
Character information
Preview
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER WA KATAKANA LETTER WA HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER WA CIRCLED KATAKANA WA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12431 U+308F 12527 U+30EF 65436 U+FF9C 13051 U+32FB
UTF-8 227 130 143 E3 82 8F 227 131 175 E3 83 AF 239 190 156 EF BE 9C 227 139 187 E3 8B BB
Numeric character reference わ わ ワ ワ ワ ワ ㋻ ㋻
Shift JIS[1] 130 237 82 ED 131 143 83 8F 220 DC
EUC-JP[2] 164 239 A4 EF 165 239 A5 EF 142 220 8E DC
GB 18030[3] 164 239 A4 EF 165 239 A5 EF 132 49 155 54 84 31 9B 36
EUC-KR[4] / UHC[5] 170 239 AA EF 171 239 AB EF
Big5 (non-ETEN kana)[6] 198 243 C6 F3 199 169 C7 A9
Big5 (ETEN / HKSCS)[7] 199 118 C7 76 199 235 C7 EB
Character information
Preview
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL WA KATAKANA LETTER SMALL WA KATAKANA LETTER VA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12430 U+308E 12526 U+30EE 12535 U+30F7
UTF-8 227 130 142 E3 82 8E 227 131 174 E3 83 AE 227 131 183 E3 83 B7
Numeric character reference ゎ ゎ ヮ ヮ ヷ ヷ
Shift JIS (plain)[1] 130 236 82 EC 131 142 83 8E
Shift JIS (KanjiTalk 7)[8] 130 236 82 EC 131 142 83 8E 136 106 88 6A
Shift JIS-2004[9] 130 236 82 EC 131 142 83 8E 132 146 84 92
EUC-JP (plain)[2] 164 238 A4 EE 165 238 A5 EE
EUC-JIS-2004[10] 164 238 A4 EE 165 238 A5 EE 167 242 A7 F2
GB 18030[3] 164 238 A4 EE 165 238 A5 EE 129 57 167 53 81 39 A7 35
EUC-KR[4] / UHC[5] 170 238 AA EE 171 238 AB EE
Big5 (non-ETEN kana)[6] 198 242 C6 F2 199 168 C7 A8
Big5 (ETEN / HKSCS)[7] 199 117 C7 75 199 234 C7 EA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-03-08]. "Shift-JIS to Unicode".
  2. ^ a b Unicode Consortium; IBM. "EUC-JP-2007". International Components for Unicode.
  3. ^ a b Standardization Administration of China (SAC) (2005-11-18). GB 18030-2005: Information Technology—Chinese coded character set.
  4. ^ a b Unicode Consortium; IBM. "IBM-970". International Components for Unicode.
  5. ^ a b Steele, Shawn (2000). "cp949 to Unicode table". Microsoft / Unicode Consortium.
  6. ^ a b Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-02-11]. "BIG5 to Unicode table (complete)".
  7. ^ a b van Kesteren, Anne. "big5". Encoding Standard. WHATWG.
  8. ^ Apple Computer (2005-04-05) [1995-04-15]. "Map (external version) from Mac OS Japanese encoding to Unicode 2.1 and later". Unicode Consortium.
  9. ^ Project X0213 (2009-05-03). "Shift_JIS-2004 (JIS X 0213:2004 Appendix 1) vs Unicode mapping table".
  10. ^ Project X0213 (2009-05-03). "EUC-JIS-2004 (JIS X 0213:2004 Appendix 3) vs Unicode mapping table".