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U+308B, る
HIRAGANA LETTER RU

[U+308A]
Hiragana
[U+308C]
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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 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 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -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