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See also: and ら゚
Hiragana letter Ra.svg
U+3089, ら
HIRAGANA LETTER RA

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

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
2 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

(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).
See also[edit]
The Hiragana script
か゚ ら゚ わ゙
き゚ 𛀆 り゚ 𛅐ゐ゙
く゚ る゚ 𛄟
け゚ 𛀁 れ゚ 𛅑ゑ゙
こ゚ ろ゚ 𛅒を゙
Additional symbols

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese. Verb conjugation ending.

Suffix[edit]

(-ra

  1. (colloquial) imperfective form of the suffix .

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
3
[suffix] pluralizer
[suffix] qualifier, softener: around abouts
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ら.)