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RE in hiragana: れ

The syllable ‘re’ in hiragana is written れ.

れ ’re’ hiragana stroke order

れ has two strokes:

  • A straight vertical stroke from top to bottom.
  • A zig-zagging stroke that crosses the first one right, left, right, goes vertically down, and flicks to the right.

れ ’re’ hiragana mnemonic

See also: Making mnemonics

This image should help you to remember how to write ‘re’ in hiragana by associating the letters re with the shape of れ. Remember that the English words used here are not a pronunciation guide. They help you to remember how to write れ, not how to say it.

To learn pronunciation you need to get a lot of listening and speaking practice done. Online services like JapanesePod 101 can help with that.

れ is a radar tower.

れ ’re’ hiragana origins

れ is derived from the kanji 礼 (rei) . This is pronounced in Mandarin Chinese (hanzi) and rye in Korean (hanja).

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