Ra (kana)

, 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 [ɾa] (listen). 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~
ra
transliterationra, la
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaラジオのラ Rajio no "ra"

Stroke order

Other communicative representations

Character
Unicode nameHIRAGANA LETTER RAKATAKANA LETTER RAHALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER RAKATAKANA LETTER SMALL RA
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode12425U+308912521U+30E965431U+FF9712795U+31FB
UTF-8227 130 137E3 82 89227 131 169E3 83 A9239 190 151EF BE 97227 135 187E3 87 BB
Numeric character referenceららララララㇻㇻ
Shift JIS130 23182 E7131 13783 89215D7
  • 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

See also

References


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