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It is the hiragana だ, which is pronounced as da. You should keep a hiragana table and a katakana table nearby if you are just starting out.


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Kanji were brought to Japan about 4th centry from China. Hiragana are phonetic characters created from Chinese readings of kanji in around the eighth century in Japan. For example, あ was created from 安 and い was created from 以. Katakana were mainly created by Japanese scholars from Chinese readings of kanji at the same time that hiragana were created. For ...



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