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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai RA.png
U+3089, ら
HIRAGANA LETTER RA

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

(rōmaji -ra)

  1. (colloquial) imperfective form of the suffix .

Etymology 3Edit

Reading of various kanji.

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -ra)

  1. : pluralizing suffix, as in , そこ. Usually spelled in hiragana.
SynonymsEdit
  • (たち, ​tachi)
  • (ども, ​domo)