Learn Hiragana ri り. It's pronounced like the “re” in “relief”.
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Learn Hiragana ri り

り is pronounced like the “re” in “relief”.

The Hiraganaり is made with 2 strokes.

りりり” is a verbal sound effect for an alarm ringing.

The katakana counterpart to り is リ. They’re very similar to each other.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana ri り

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How to write Hiragana ri り

Note: the handwritten character looks different from the typical print one.

Start with the left vertical line from the top. At its bottom, end with a right upward hook.

Now, make the 2nd stroke from the top right at the same height as the previous stroke’s start. Curve inwards towards the center of the character once past the bottom of the previous stroke.

Word samples using Hiragana ri り

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
りょうりRyōriCooking, food
りょかんRyokanRyokan, traditional inn

More about Hiragana ri り

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