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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くびをする 
    り 
    iじか 
    やさ 
    uはちじゅなな 
    んてんしゅ 
    eいり 
    つく 
    oうだんほどう 
    んがくか 
    kaざん 
    のう 
    kiゅうじゅうゅう 
    ょく 
    kuさば 
    びをふる 
    keしょうひん 
    かいいし 
    koいと 
    おんなの 
    saわる 
    かな 
    shi 
    ほうこうじき 
    suしんい 
    い 
    seい 
    っけんいれ 
    soかみり 
    ほうれんう 
    taこ 
    んてい 
    chiかぼゃ 
    ろくじゅうい 
    tsuめ 
    どうぶ 
    teをふる 
    バスい 
    toかけぶん 
    うがらし 
    naしょっきだ 
    わ 
    niじゅうよん 
    じゅうなな 
    nu 
    ne 
    めが 
    noおき 
    たても 
    haちじゅうなな 
    んズボン 
    hiつじ 
    ざをつく 
    fuえ 
    ようくダンス 
    heいし 
    ら 
    hoうれんそう 
    うりつか 
    maくら 
     
    mi 
    はさ 
    muうでをく 
    すこ 
    meいをあげる 
    んぼう 
    mo 
    じゃがい 
    yaぎ 
    ね 
    yuおやび 
    か 
    yoきゅうじゅうん 
    んじゅうろく 
    raまく 
    とび 
    riょうきぐ 
    かみな 
    ruまが 
    くびをふ 
    re 
    あら 
    roみずい 
    くじゅうなな 
    waる 
     
    o/woせきする 
    くびふる 
    nれいとうしょくひ 
    ほうれそう