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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り 
たま 
iみん 
ほうた 
uれんそ 
しょし 
eほほむ 
んせき 
oしぐるま 
とこ 
kaげ 
ほうりつ 
kiななじゅうゅう 
まばたする 
kuしゃみをする 
じゅうよん 
keる 
せっん 
koおと 
 
saいふ 
ゆびをす 
shiんごう 
ばかりき 
suわる 
しんい 
seんすいかん 
い 
soぼ 
ふ 
taんてい 
んす 
chi 
り 
tsuくうきあ 
びょうし 
teさげ 
き 
toおり 
って 
naべ 
さんじゅう 
niわ 
じ 
nu 
neじ 
こ 
noたべも 
みも 
haかり 
ちみつ 
hiれいとうしょくん 
ょうしき 
fuもう 
さい 
heいし 
ら 
hoうこうしじき 
うれんそう 
maんりき 
あた 
miヤスリ 
 
muぎこ 
ほほえ 
meんぼう 
 
moたての 
のおき 
yaつめすり 
ね 
yuはいう 
げ 
yoにゅうく 
もくうび 
ra 
さき 
riつめやす 
 
ruよこにな 
あくしゅす 
reいとうしょくひん 
ほうんそう 
roごじゅうく 
だん 
waゆび 
ん 
o/woくびふる 
うでくむ 
nとう 
こうさて 



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