Hiragana る

Japanese Hiragana RU

Transliteration ru
Section R
Hiragana Man'yōgana
Stroke Number 1

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represent one mora. The hiragana is written in one stroke; the katakana in two. Both represent the sound Template:Audio-IPA. In the Ainu language, Japanese linguists developed a small katakana ㇽ that is used to represent a final r sound after an u sound (ウㇽ ur).

Form variantsEdit

Form Rōmaji Hiragana
Normal r-
(ら行 ra-gyō)
るう, るぅ

Pronunciation Edit

(Examples) Words with 'る' Edit

'る' at the beginning Edit

'る' in the middle Edit

'る' at the end Edit

Stroke order Edit


Stroke order in writing る

Hiragana る stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing る

Trivia Edit

See also Edit


References Edit

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