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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たま 
    んないひょうじ 
    iじゅうち 
    げか 
    uさんじゅさん 
    びょしつ 
    eつく 
    ほほむ 
    oどる 
    か 
    kaり 
    せいんざい 
    kiょく 
    さんじゅうゅう 
    kuじゅう 
    ざいし 
    keんばん 
    ぶ 
    koうき 
    おと 
    saきゅうじゅうん 
    やく 
    shiも 
    んぞう 
    suでんわぼっく 
     
    seっけん 
    い 
    soぼ 
    かみり 
    taまご 
    ま 
    chiじゅうご 
    じゅうに 
    tsuした 
    くえ 
    teとっ 
    さげ 
    toかけぶん 
    うがらし 
    naずく 
    がし 
    niがつ 
    わ 
    nu 
    neめが 
     
    noりも 
    くだも 
    haいすいかん 
    ちじゅうご 
    hiこうき 
    ざをつく 
    fuね 
    くびをる 
    heいし 
    び 
    hoうちょう 
    うれんそう 
    maないた 
    あた 
    miもの 
     
    muすこ 
    い 
    meる 
     
    moん 
    のみの 
    yaさい 
    ね 
    yuき 
    あしのび 
    yoさんじゅうん 
    こになる 
    raいう 
    くじ 
    riゅうど 
    たいく 
    ruおど 
    ておしぐま 
    reいとうしょくひん 
    せっけんい 
    roく 
    くじゅうなな 
    waちゃん 
    でんぼっくす 
    o/woくしゃみする 
    ふる 
    nぼうぐ 
    じゅう