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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai RU.png
U+308B, る
HIRAGANA LETTER RU

[U+308A]
Hiragana
[U+308C]
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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 ru)

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

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -ru)

  1. A general method to form verbs (as a godan katsuyō verb). Much less productive than 〜する (-suru, to do).
    サボる
    saboru
    to skip, to play hooky; to slack off, to shirk one's duties
    ググる
    guguru
    to google