https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

ず Vs. づ

こんにちは!I have (yet another) question about Japanese: When should I use ず and when should I use づ ? Are they interchangeable? Can I use either? Is one obsolete? What's the difference?

ありがとう ございます for your answers!

-Woof.

November 20, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arachnje

Hi Woof.,
Check out this article for the detailed explanation about this topic. It’s both complicated and interesting.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Thanks Arachnje! :)

Also, please leave the . off the end of my name. :)

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hedwigechouette

Hi Woof, Good question. These syllables are similar but different. Just as つ [tsu] and す[su] are pronounced differently, so too ず [zu] and づ [dzu] are pronounced slightly differently. If we get back to つ [tsu] it also has an interesting function in writing in that a smaller version of it can be used to indicate duplication of a consonant

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Thank you! :)

November 20, 2017
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