Ra (kana)

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ra
transliteration ra, la
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both versions are written with two strokes and have origins in the character 良; both characters represent the sound [ɽa] ( ). The Ainu language uses a small katakana ㇻ to represent a final r sound after an a sound (アㇻ ar).

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal r-
(ら行 ra-gyō)
Ra, La
Rā, Lā らあ, らぁ
らー, ら~
ラア, ラァ
ラー, ラ~

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing ら
Stroke order in writing ら
Stroke order in writing ラ
Stroke order in writing ラ
Stroke order in writing ら
Stroke order in writing ラ

Other communicative representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RA KATAKANA LETTER RA HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RA KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12425 U+3089 12521 U+30E9 65431 U+FF97 12795 U+31FB
UTF-8 227 130 137 E3 82 89 227 131 169 E3 83 A9 239 190 151 EF BE 97 227 135 187 E3 87 BB
Numeric character reference ら ら ラ ラ ラ ラ ㇻ ㇻ
Shift JIS 130 231 82 E7 131 137 83 89 215 D7
  • Braille
ら / ラ in Japanese Braille
ら / ラ
ra
らあ / ラー
Other kana based on Braille
りゃ / リャ
rya
りゃあ / リャー
ryā
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 5.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 9.svg

See also[edit]