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Character  ら 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RA
Codepoint U+3089
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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization ra)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ra), whose equivalent in katakana is (ra). It is the thirty-ninth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (RA-gyō, A-dan; “row RA, section A”).
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. Verb conjugation ending.

SuffixEdit

(romaji ra)

  1. (colloquial) imperfective form of the suffix .

Etymology 3Edit

Reading of various kanji.

SuffixEdit

(romaji ra)

  1. : pluralizing suffix, as in , そこ. Usually spelled in hiragana.
SynonymsEdit
Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 03:28