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Video:Learn Japanese: How to Pronounce Hiragana Part 9: ra, ri, ru, re, ro

with Ayaka Hills

Learn how to pronounce the Hiragana characters ra, ri, ru, re, ro. Also learn some everyday Japanese words that are written with these characters.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn Japanese: How to Pronounce Hiragana Part 9: ra, ri, ru, re, ro

Hi. I’m Ayaka Hills of Hills Learning in New York for About.com. In this video, I am going show you how to pronounce the hiragana characters ら り る れ ろ (ra, ri, ru, re, ro).

Practice Japanese Pronunciation with Repetition

Let’s begin with ら (ra). (repeat)
ら (ra) is used to write らくだ rakuda, which means camel. らくだ rakuda, camel.

The next character is り (ri). (repeat)
り (ri ) is used to writeりんご ringo, which means apple. りんご ringo, apple.

Next, let’s pronounce る (ru). (repeat)
る (ru) is used to write るすrusu, which means absence. るす rusu, absence.

Practice the Hiragana Characters

The next character is れ(re). (repeat)
れis used to write れきし rekishi which means history. れきし rekishi, history.

The next character is ろ (ro).
ろ (ro) is used to write ろうそく rosoku, which means candle.. ろうそく rosoku, candle.

ら り る れ ろ ra, ri, ru, re, ro. (repeat)

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