“ji (or di)” for Hiragana and Katakana

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Hiragana "ぢ-ji (or di)"

Hiragana “ぢ-ji (or di)”

Hiragana "ぢ-ji (or di)" Stroke Order

Hiragana “ぢ-ji (or di)” Stroke Order

This is “di” for Hiragana.

Katakana "ヂ-ji (or di)"

Katakana “ヂ-ji (or di)”

Katakana "ヂ-ji (or di)" Stroke Order

Katakana “ヂ-ji (or di)” Stroke Order

This is “di” for Katakana.

Even though these “ぢ” and “ヂ” are same pronunciation as “じ” and “ジ”, we mainly use “じ” and “ジ” instead of “ぢ” and “ヂ” except following two cases.

  1. Only the words in which same two characters appear successively in a word, we use “ぢ” and “ヂ”.
  2. Or when two words are combined and created new word, we use “ぢ” and “ヂ”.

Example 1. 縮む(ちぢむ)– 縮む(shrink)

Example 2. 鼻血(はなぢ)– 鼻(nose), 血(blood)

Hiragana and Katakana Stroke Orders

Please click here for referring the stroke orders of all Hiragana and Katakana characters.

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