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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 Hiragana, 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.


Letter Romaji PronounceExample
aご 
たま 
iふく 
はちじゅうち 
uらい 
みずみ 
eる 
 
oやゆび 
よぐ 
kaせんすいん 
んごし 
kiくうあつ 
ひこう 
kuびをする 
かがしゃ 
keんばん 
タオルか 
koくばん 
うぐ 
saんじゅうきゅう 
こうてん 
shiょっきだな 
あら 
suい 
め 
seんいん 
い 
soかみり 
ふ 
taつまき 
 
chiじゅう 
こうゃ 
tsuろくが 
としょし 
teんじょう 
こうさん 
toえんつ 
り 
naしょっきだ 
にじゅう 
niじゅうご 
わとり 
nu 
neめが 
じ 
noおき 
む 
haさみ 
れ 
hiふ 
つじ 
fuる 
きん 
heや 
び 
hoうちょう 
こうしゃ 
maめざしどけい 
い 
mi 
る 
muね 
すこ 
meんるい 
しちんちょう 
moだち 
くだの 
yaね 
ささく 
yuうびんポスト 
き 
yoんじゅうなな 
うき 
raとび 
さき 
riはか 
つめやす 
ruあくびをす 
く 
reいとうしょくひん 
あら 
roくじゅうはち 
 
waる 
でんぼっくす 
o/woあくびする 
かたすくめる 
nき 
にじゅうさ 



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