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Character  り 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RI
Codepoint U+308A

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

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Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ri)

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

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