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U+308A, り
HIRAGANA LETTER RI

[U+3089]
Hiragana
[U+308B]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ri)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ri). Its equivalent in katakana is (ri). It is the fortieth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ra-gyō i-dan, row ra, section i).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ri)

  1. :
  2. : profit, advantage
  3. : ri (a unit of length)
  4. : reason, logic
  5. :