See also: and ら゚
Hiragana letter Ra.svg
U+3089, ら
HIRAGANA LETTER RA

[U+3088]
Hiragana
[U+308A]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji ra)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ra). Its equivalent in katakana is (ra). It is the thirty-ninth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ra-gyō a-dan, row ra, section a).
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. Verb conjugation ending.

SuffixEdit

(-ra

  1. (colloquial) imperfective form of the suffix .

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
3
[suffix] pluralizer
[suffix] qualifier, softener: around abouts
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ら.)