Definition of kana in English:

kana

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːnə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The system of syllabic writing used for Japanese, having two forms, hiragana and katakana. Compare with kanji.
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  • Japanese writing uses Chinese characters and two native syllabic scripts (the kana: hiragana and katakana) derived from them.
  • Most texts incorporate both kana and kanji systems.
  • Japanese children with reading disabilities often have disproportionately more difficulty reading and writing kanji than kana.

Origin

Japanese.

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