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かちゃん 
しょっきらいき 
iさっちゅうざ 
きんろ 
uぶんぼぐ 
きゅじゅさん 
e 
る 
oば 
どる 
ka 
みなり 
kiゅうじゅうろく 
しゃ 
kuりいろ 
すうが 
keいさつかん 
ぶ 
koうすい 
ぎり 
saい 
っちゅうざい 
shiか 
のゆび 
suいみん 
 
seいと 
いふく 
soふ 
ほうれんう 
taでんく 
べる 
chiがつ 
ほうょう 
tsuじゅうが 
じ 
teおしぐるま 
とっ 
toこ 
りにく 
naさか 
でる 
niとりく 
じゅうなな 
nu 
neめが 
じ 
noこぎり 
おんなこ 
haすなま 
れ 
hiふ 
ろめんょうじ 
fuてをる 
る 
heいし 
び 
hoうき 
どう 
ma 
くら 
miはちつ 
こむ 
muほほえ 
 
meむす 
かたをすくる 
moのりの 
 
yaすり 
かん 
yuびをさす 
はいう 
yoんじゅうきゅう 
んじゅう 
raれ 
とび 
riょうにん 
かみな 
ruたべ 
 
reいとうこ 
あら 
roよんじゅうく 
くじゅうく 
waでんぼっくす 
らう 
o/woひめいあげる 
ゆびさす 
nはちじゅうよ 
 



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