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Ro (kana)

ro
transliterationro
hiragana origin
katakana origin
spelling kanaローマのロ Rōma no "ro"

, 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 [ɾo] (About this soundlisten) 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

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

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