Symbols in Japanese

¥

Symbol for Japanese money: yen.

Symbol for zipcode.

〒100-0001

The - pronunce as の.

A word to simplify repetitive writing. - 代々木(よよぎ) otherwise would have been written as 代代木. More examples:

  • 人々(ひとびと)
    people

  • 色々(いろいろ)
    various

  • 我々(われわれ)
    we

  • 早々(そうそう)
    quickly

  • 様々(さまざま)
    various

〆しめ

〆切
Before ending, usually see in marketing campaign.

〆は冷麺
End of the (food) course is cold noodle.

〆の食事
Last item on the (food) course.

W

means double.