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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RI
Unicode block Hiragana
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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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