Last modified on 4 April 2014, at 16:59

Character  れ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+308C

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. Compare cognate shinjitai kanji (similar but less radical) and katakana .

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization re)

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

From Old Japanese.

SuffixEdit

(romaji re)

  1. nominalizing suffix used to form pronouns, often from demonstratives: one, thing
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