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|spelling kana||留守居のル Rusui no "ru"|
る, in hiragana, or ル 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 [ɾɯ] (listen). The Ainu language uses a small katakana ㇽ to represent a final r sound after an u sound (ウㇽ ur).
The hiragana for ru (る) is made with one stroke, and its katakana form (ル) is made with two.
る (hiragana) begins with a vertical stroke to the right, followed by a slightly longer, angular stroke going down and to the left. Finally, a curve and loop are added to the bottom that somewhat resembles the hiragana no (の). The character as a whole is visually similar to the hiragana for ro (ろ).
ル (katakana) is made by first making a curved stroke going down and to the left, and is followed by a stroke that first goes straight down, and then a curved line going up and to the right.
Other communicative representations
|Unicode name||HIRAGANA LETTER RU||KATAKANA LETTER RU||HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RU||KATAKANA LETTER SMALL RU|
|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|
|る / ル in Japanese Braille|
|る / ル
|るう / ルー
|Other kana based on Braille る|
|りゅ / リュ
|りゅう / リュー |
|Look up る or ル in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
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