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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んないひょうじ 
    しょっきらいき 
    iげか 
    うすむらさきろ 
    uびんポスト 
    ほど 
    eいり 
    んぴつけずり 
    oものき 
    り 
    kaいけいし 
    ようび 
    kiほうこうしじ 
    ろくじゅうゅう 
    kuらカバー 
    じゅうきゅう 
    ke 
    んちくか 
    ko 
    れいとう 
    saんじゅうなな 
    る 
    shiきゅうきゅうゃ 
    あら 
    suこ 
    しんい 
    seん 
    んたくしつ 
    soよくう 
    ぼ 
    taくつし 
    まご 
    chiょうしんき 
    じゅういがつ 
    tsuかむ 
    ろくが 
    teもの 
    き 
    toり 
    えんつ 
    naよこにる 
    わ 
    niじゅうよん 
    よこなる 
    nu 
    neたまぎ 
    ずみ 
    noたべも 
    みも 
    haちじゅう 
    な 
    hiめいをあげる 
    こうき 
    fuようくダンス 
    くびをる 
    heび 
    いし 
    hoうちょう 
    うりつか 
    maたつき 
    くるイス 
    miねず 
     
    muうでをく 
    らさき 
    meんるい 
    むす 
    moくだの 
     
    yaでんき 
    ささく 
    yuき 
    げ 
    yoうし 
    んじゅういち 
    raはぶし 
    さき 
    riつめやす 
    かみな 
    ruせきをす 
    さわ 
    reいぞうこ 
     
    roくじゅうなな 
    めんひょうじ 
    waとり 
    ゆび 
    o/woくびふる 
    ふる 
    nちくか 
    ごう