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MikeZ asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 10 years ago

How can I type this word in Japanese?

How to type kinō in Hiragana?

Is it きんう or きのう ?


AND Do I need to add う follow by all the vowel, ā, ē, ī, ō, ū? Like for Depāto is でぱうと?

2 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    It's きのう. And you should type kinou in roma-ji and its pronunciation is ki-no-u.

    You should pronounce ā, ē, ī, ō, ū as aa, ee, ii, oo, uu.

    Usually these are called "prolonged sound" and represented as "ー" in Japnese. So when you say Depāto, you should pronounce "Depaato (でぱあと)" and write "でぱーと". Well, what I wanna let you know is, it does not sound Dep-aa-to but Depa-a-to.

    Other examples:

    meaning / pronunciation / hiragana

    guiter / gi-ta-a / ぎたー

    cake / ke-e-ki / けーき

    ruby / ru-bi-i/ るびー

    New York / nyu-u yo-o-ku / にゅーよーく

    Hope you get this...:)

    Source(s): I'm Japanese.
  • 10 years ago

    きのう is correct.

    Many cases, long vowel of o needs う in a hiragana word.

    Some are お like とお (ten), とおり (street), こおり (ice), or おおきい (big).

    Basically long vowel of e needs い in a hiragana word.

    Expecption is え in おねえさん (older sister).

    All the long vowel of i needs い in a hiragana word.

    All the long vowel of a needs あ in a hiragana word.

    Always ー is used in a katakana word like デパート.

    By the way how can I type ō?

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