Ro (kana)

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Not to be confused with .
For other uses, see Ro (disambiguation).
ro
transliteration ro
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, in hiragana, or in katakana, (romanised as ro) is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is written in one stroke, katakana in three. Both represent [ɽo] ( ) and both originate from the Chinese character 呂. The Ainu language uses a small ㇿ to represent a final r sound after an o sound (オㇿ or).

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal r-
(ら行 ra-gyō)
Ro
Rou
Roo
, roh
ろう
ろお
ろー
ロウ
ロオ
ロー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing ろ
Stroke order in writing ろ
Stroke order in writing ロ
Stroke order in writing ロ
Stroke order in writing ろ
Stroke order in writing ロ

Other communicative representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RO KATAKANA LETTER RO HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RO KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RO
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12429 U+308D 12525 U+30ED 65435 U+FF9B 12799 U+31FF
UTF-8 227 130 141 E3 82 8D 227 131 173 E3 83 AD 239 190 155 EF BE 9B 227 135 191 E3 87 BF
Numeric character reference ろ ろ ロ ロ ロ ロ ㇿ ㇿ
Shift JIS 130 235 82 EB 131 141 83 8D 219 DB
  • Braille
ろ / ロ in Japanese Braille
ろ / ロ
ro
ろう / ロー
Other kana based on Braille
りょ / リョ
ryo
りょう / リョー
ryō
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 7.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 8.svg

See also[edit]