Today’s characters are る and ル.
They are pronounced as “ru” – I will record the pronunciation in our next lesson.
る is Hiragana and ル is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write る (1 stroke).
Please take a look at the following picture.
It’s hard to believe, but る has only 1 stroke.
Please get a piece of paper and start practicing!
Look at my writing carefully and copy it. Write it till your hand remembers how to write it.
Ok, now let’s move on to ル (2 strokes).
Do the same practice as you did with る.
There, you have already learned 82 characters so far. すごい！Sugoi!
Today you will be able to write 30 more words in Japanese. Wow!
あひる or アヒル＝domestic duck
いる＝to be, to exist
える＝to get; to obtain; to gain; to acquire; to win; to catch
おる＝to break; to fold or to weave
かるい＝light; non-serious; minor
きる＝to cut; to chop; to hash; to carve; to saw; to clip; to shear; to slice; to strip
くる＝to come; to come to hand; to arrive; to approach
さる＝to leave, to go away
さる or サル＝monkey
しる＝to know; to understand; to be acquainted with; to feel
とる＝to take; to pick up
にる＝to boil; to cook or to resemble; to be similar
ねる＝to go to bed; to lie down; to sleep
のる＝to get on; to ride in; to board
はる＝to stick; to paste or spring (season)
ふる＝to precipitate; to fall (rain)
へる＝to decrease (in size or number)
ほる＝to dig or to carve; to engrave; to sculpture
まる＝(1) circle; (2) full (month)
みる＝to see; to watch
That’s it for today’s lesson. Please practice writing these 2 characters till your hand absolutely remembers them. がんばってね！（Ganbatte ne!)
If you have any questions, please let me know!