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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RA
Unicode block Hiragana
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.
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