Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RU
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+308B
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization ru)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ru), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(ru). It is the forty-first syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (RA-gyō, U-dan; “row RA, section U”).

Usage notesEdit

  • In some cases the suffix 〜る is used as a general method to form verbs (as a 五段活用 ‎(godan katsuyō, consonant stem conjugation, う-type verb)), as in サボる ‎(saboru), but this is much less productive than 〜する ‎(-suru, to do).

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