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Ú or ú (U with acute) is a Latin letter used in the the Czech, Faroese, Hungarian, Icelandic, and Slovak writing systems. This letter also appears in Dutch, Irish, Occitan, Pinyin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese as a variant of the letter "U".



Ú/ú is the 34th letter of the Czech alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound, and can only appear as the first letter of the word (except the compounded words, such as "trojúhelník - triangle, it is compounded of two words - "troj" which means tri and "úhel" which means angle).


Ú/ú is the 24th letter of the Faroese alphabet, and may represent the following sounds:

  • Short [ʏ] in such words as krúss [kɹʏsː] ("mug", "coffee cup")
  • Short [ɪ] before /gv/ in such words as kúgv [kɪgv] ("cow"), but also in brúdleyp [bɹɪdlɛip] ("bridal")
  • Long [ʉu] diphthong in úti [ʉuːtɪ] ("out"), hús [hʉuːs] ("house"), [jʉuː] ("but"),


Ú/ú is the 36th letter of the Hungarian alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound.


Ú/ú is the 25th letter of the Icelandic alphabet, and represents a /u/ sound.


In Pinyin (Mandarin Chinese transliterated to Latin), Ú/ú represents a "U" vowel sound of the second (rising) tone.


Ú/ú is the 39th letter of the Slovak alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound.


Computer systems may represent Ú/ú in the following ways:

Literal Unicode HTML entity UTF-8
Hex Decimal Named
Ú U+00DA Ú Ð Ú \xC3\xBA
ú U+00FA ú ð ú \xC3\x9A

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The Basic modern Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter U with diacritics
Letters using acute accent

history palaeography derivations diacritics punctuation numerals Unicode list of letters ISO/IEC 646

Simple English

The Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
Ww Xx Yy Zz

U (lowercase u) is the twenty-first (number 21) letter in the English alphabet.

Meanings for U

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