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The Japanese Hiragana Syllabary

This page shows the Japanese Hiragana, how to pronounce the letter individually, and how the letter sounds within words. The best way to learn the Hiragana is:
  • Review the Hiragana and their sounds on this page.
  • Click on Flash Cards to play Multiple Choice, Flash Cards and Test to learn the letters off by heart.
  • To really sharpen your ear to the sounds of Japanese, click on the Spelling button below to learn how to spell using Hiragana based on the sounds in the word. Don't worry about not knowing the meaning of the words yet, to learn those you can click on the Vocabulary Sets menu item.

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    Letter Romaji PronounceExample
    aし 
    んないひょうじ 
    iしょっきあらき 
    めざましどけ 
    uんてんしゅ 
    もくよび 
    eいり 
    る 
    oる 
    しり 
    ka 
     
    kiしょっだな 
    ちょうしん 
    kuだ 
    かたをすめる 
    keめざましどい 
     
    ko 
    ん 
    saんじゅうん 
    んじゅうなな 
    shiどくょ 
    ちゅうゃじょう 
    suくしゃみをる 
    いか 
    seいじか 
    っけん 
    soふ 
    よくう 
    taんす 
    くつし 
    chiじゅうは 
    じゅうい 
    tsuいちが 
    えんぴけずり 
    teをふる 
    き 
    toりょう 
    かけぶん 
    naよこにる 
    はちじゅう 
    niろくじゅう 
    はちじゅう 
    nu 
    ne 
    じ 
    noあしゆび 
    こぎり 
    haいしゃ 
    じゅうち 
    hiふ 
    こうき 
    fuせいく 
    え 
    heいし 
    び 
    hoうき 
    こうしゃ 
    maど 
    つばずづえ 
    miばこ 
    はさ 
    muうすらさきいろ 
    い 
    meせんんだい 
    かたをすくる 
    moのりの 
    たての 
    yaゆび 
    にく 
    yuきゅうき 
    はいう 
    yoうき 
    ごじゅうん 
    raう 
    いう 
    riもの 
    みど 
    ruあくしゅす 
    はし 
    reせっけんい 
    いぞうこ 
    roくじゅうなな 
    ごじゅうく 
    waあじう 
    ん 
    o/woゆびさす 
    うでくむ 
    nじゅうよ 
    びょうい