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さ, in hiragana, or サ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent [sa]. The shapes of these kana originate from 左 and 散, respectively.
Like き, the hiragana character may be written with or without linking the lower line to the rest of the character.
The character may be combined with a dakuten, changing it into ざ in hiragana, ザ in katakana, and za in Hepburn romanization. The pronunciation is also changed, to [za].