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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お 
んぜんベルト 
iえ 
ろ 
uじゅなな 
ごじゅさん 
e 
んぴつけずり 
oり 
 
kaざん 
り 
kiしゃ 
よんじゅうゅう 
kuさんじゅうろ 
も 
keかいいし 
んちくか 
koん 
うちゃ 
saる 
ろくじゅうん 
shiくつた 
ひょうき 
su 
 
seなか 
い 
soよくう 
かみり 
taつ 
せんくしつ 
chiょう 
ほうょう 
tsuごが 
えんぴ 
teもの 
 
toりょう 
かげ 
naがズボン 
く 
niちようび 
じゅうよん 
nu 
neめが 
 
noみこむ 
みも 
haぶらし 
ちがつ 
hiざ 
く 
fuきょうう 
ようくダンス 
heや 
いし 
hoうこうしじき 
ん 
maくる 
たつき 
miる 
はちつ 
muのみこ 
らさき 
me 
むす 
moり 
うふ 
yaゆび 
ま 
yuか 
げ 
yoんじゅうん 
きんうび 
raう 
 
riょうきぐ 
かみな 
ruすわ 
 
reいぞうこ 
あら 
roじゅうく 
くじゅうきゅう 
wa 
でんぼっくす 
o/woせきする 
うでくむ 
nじゅういち 
 



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