Ma (kana)

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ma
transliterationma
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaマッチのマ Matchi no "ma"
unicodeU+307E, U+30DE
braille⠵

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

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal m-
(ま行 ma-gyō)
ma
maa
, mah
まあ, まぁ
まー
マア, マァ
マー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing ま
Stroke order in writing ま
Stroke order in writing マ
Stroke order in writing マ
Stroke order in writing ま

The hiragana ま is made with three strokes:

  1. An upper horizontal line from left to right.
  2. Another horizontal line going from left to right under the first stroke.
  3. A vertical line from top to bottom, then a small loop towards the left, which then crosses the vertical line going to the right.
Stroke order in writing マ

The katakana マ is made with two strokes:

  1. A horizontal line from left to right, accompanied with a diagonal line towards the bottom-left.
  2. A small line at the end of the diagonal line.

Other communicative representations[edit]

Japanese radiotelephony alphabet Wabun code
マッチのマ
Matchi no "Ma"
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Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 9.svgJapanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 5.svg

MA-jsl-yubimoji.png ⠵
Japanese Navy Signal Flag Japanese semaphore Japanese manual syllabary (fingerspelling) Braille dots-1356
Japanese Braille
  • Full Braille representation
ま / マ in Japanese Braille
ま / マ
ma
まあ / マー
Other kana based on Braille
みゃ / ミャ
mya
みゃあ / ミャー
myā
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356) ⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
Character information
Preview
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER MA KATAKANA LETTER MA HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MA CIRCLED KATAKANA MA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12414 U+307E 12510 U+30DE 65423 U+FF8F 13038 U+32EE
UTF-8 227 129 190 E3 81 BE 227 131 158 E3 83 9E 239 190 143 EF BE 8F 227 139 174 E3 8B AE
Numeric character reference ま ま マ マ マ マ ㋮ ㋮
Shift JIS[1] 130 220 82 DC 131 125 83 7D 207 CF
EUC-JP[2] 164 222 A4 DE 165 222 A5 DE 142 207 8E CF
GB 18030[3] 164 222 A4 DE 165 222 A5 DE 132 49 154 51 84 31 9A 33
EUC-KR[4] / UHC[5] 170 222 AA DE 171 222 AB DE
Big5 (non-ETEN kana)[6] 198 226 C6 E2 199 118 C7 76
Big5 (ETEN / HKSCS)[7] 199 101 C7 65 199 218 C7 DA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-03-08]. "Shift-JIS to Unicode".
  2. ^ Unicode Consortium; IBM. "EUC-JP-2007". International Components for Unicode.
  3. ^ Standardization Administration of China (SAC) (2005-11-18). GB 18030-2005: Information Technology—Chinese coded character set.
  4. ^ Unicode Consortium; IBM. "IBM-970". International Components for Unicode.
  5. ^ Steele, Shawn (2000). "cp949 to Unicode table". Microsoft / Unicode Consortium.
  6. ^ Unicode Consortium (2015-12-02) [1994-02-11]. "BIG5 to Unicode table (complete)".
  7. ^ van Kesteren, Anne. "big5". Encoding Standard. WHATWG.