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Character U+308D, ろ
Name HIRAGANA LETTER RO
Block Hiragana
[U+308C] [U+308E]

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 ro)

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

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -ro)

  1. attaches to nouns
Derived terms[edit]