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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つい 
    かり 
    iよう 
    ふく 
    uごじゅ 
    さんじゅよん 
    eんぴつ 
    いり 
    oとこのこ 
    り 
    ka 
    た 
    kiうすむらさいろ 
    しばかり 
    ku 
    せいふ 
    keぶとん 
    タオルか 
    koれいぞう 
    うちょう 
    saっちゅうざい 
    んじゅうよん 
    shiゃ 
     
    suかたをくめる 
    まばたきる 
    seなか 
    んたくしつ 
    soよくう 
    ふ 
    taんてい 
    いりく 
    chiじゅうきゅう 
    でんゅう 
    tsuしゅじゅ 
    じ 
    teおしぐるま 
    バスい 
    toはんう 
    おり 
    naじゅうよん 
    ずく 
    niぎる 
    よんじゅう 
    nu 
    neじ 
     
    noみ 
    りも 
    haいすいかん 
    ななじゅうち 
    hiりょう 
    ろめんょうじ 
    fuきん 
     
    heいげん 
    び 
    hoうこうしじき 
    どう 
    maすなは 
    い 
    miがきこ 
    はちつ 
    muうすらさきいろ 
    のみこ 
    meんぼう 
    んでんしゃ 
    moくようび 
    たべの 
    yaかん 
    にく 
    yuうびんポスト 
    きゅうき 
    yoんじゅうなな 
    にゅうく 
    raいう 
     
    riんご 
    のこぎ 
    ruくちび 
    ておしぐま 
    reせっけんい 
    いぞうこ 
    roくりい 
    くじゅうに 
    waとり 
     
    o/woふる 
    うでくむ 
    nせい 
    ろくじゅうさ