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.


Letter Romaji PronounceExample
aひめいをげる 
いいろ 
iしゃ 
びし 
uがいと 
かりゅど 
eいり 
んぴつけずり 
oんな 
うだんほどう 
kaはいんこう 
せいじ 
kiり 
いりょうぐ 
kuるま 
がつ 
keん 
んばん 
koおと 
ぎり 
saろくじゅうん 
く 
shiばかりき 
りょう 
suいようび 
り 
seいふく 
いびし 
soほうれんう 
よくう 
taつ 
まご 
chiこうゃ 
よんじゅうは 
tsuごが 
いちが 
teこうい 
んき 
toうさん 
りょう 
naじゅうきゅう 
はま 
niさんじゅう 
じゅうよん 
nu 
neめが 
たまぎ 
no 
む 
haにじゅうち 
なす 
hiこうき 
けしょうん 
fu 
もう 
heら 
いげん 
hoおうだんどう 
うりつか 
maで 
 
miすいん 
こむ 
mu 
つか 
me 
 
moいろ 
 
yaすり 
つめすり 
yuき 
おやび 
yoじゅうん 
こになる 
raれ 
はぶし 
riにく 
いなびか 
ruさわ 
せきをす 
reあら 
いとうこ 
roうか 
てぶく 
waちゃん 
でんぼっくす 
o/woあくびする 
せきする 
nじゅうろく 
しゃ 



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