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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くしゅする 
    いいろ 
    iしゃ 
    ビタミンざ 
    uしど 
    あじわ 
    e 
     
    o 
    とこ 
    kaいなびり 
    せんすいん 
    kiさんじゅうゅう 
    んようび 
    kuしゅする 
    うなず 
    keんちくか 
    おさ 
    koごみば 
    うすい 
    saななじゅうん 
    きゅうじゅうん 
    shiどう 
    ゃ 
    suあくしゅる 
    つめやり 
    seんざい 
    いじか 
    soよくう 
    ふ 
    taこ 
    べもの 
    chiにじゅうい 
     
    tsuきょうし 
     
    teさげ 
    んじょう 
    toれいうしょくひん 
    びら 
    naべ 
    ろくじゅう 
    niじゅうがつ 
    りょうりん 
    nu 
    ne 
    じ 
    noおとここ 
     
    haい 
    カミソリの 
    hiょうしき 
    りょう 
    fuきょうう 
    てをる 
    heいげん 
    や 
    hoうりつか 
    えむ 
    maんりき 
    がる 
    miばこ 
    なり 
    muほほえ 
    うすらさきいろ 
    meやすり 
    かんづ 
    mo 
    ん 
    yaま 
    ね 
    yuびわ 
    おやび 
    yoすいうび 
    うび 
    ra 
    いう 
    riえ 
    いろ 
    ruまばたきす 
    なぐ 
    reでんしんじ 
    ほうんそう 
    roくがつ 
    うか 
    waる 
     
    o/woゆびさす 
    あくびする 
    nいろ 
    しゃ