Ru (kana)

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ru
transliteration ru
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, 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 [ɽu͍] ( ). The Ainu language uses a small katakana ㇽ to represent a final r sound after an u sound (ウㇽ ur).

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal r-
(ら行 ra-gyō)
Ru
ruu
るう, るぅ
るー
ルウ, ルゥ
ルー

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing る
Stroke order in writing ル

Other communicative representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER RU KATAKANA LETTER RU HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RU KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12427 U+308B 12523 U+30EB 65433 U+FF99 12797 U+31FD
UTF-8 227 130 139 E3 82 8B 227 131 171 E3 83 AB 239 190 153 EF BE 99 227 135 189 E3 87 BD
Numeric character reference る る ル ル ル ル ㇽ ㇽ
Shift JIS 130 233 82 E9 131 139 83 8B 217 D9
  • Braille
る / ル in Japanese Braille
る / ル
ru
るう / ルー
Other kana based on Braille
りゅ / リュ
ryu
りゅう / リュー
ryū
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 3.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 7.svg

See also[edit]