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じわう 
られ 
iせんん 
せっけんれ 
uきあつ 
ちょ 
eんぴつけずり 
る 
oん 
よぐ 
kaしばりき 
ざん 
kiえんせ 
ひょうし 
kuるまイス 
じゅうさん 
keかいいし 
んばん 
koいと 
ほううしじき 
saんがつ 
ばく 
shiちょうんき 
まい 
suせきをる 
うがく 
seんめんだい 
んたくしつ 
soかみり 
ふ 
taく 
まない 
chiほうょう 
じゅうさん 
tsuけいさかん 
め 
teさげ 
き 
toりにく 
はんう 
naぐる 
びかり 
niじゅうきゅう 
じゅう 
nu 
ne 
ずみ 
noうか 
おき 
haり 
しご 
hiく 
ふ 
fuきょうう 
たいう 
heや 
いげん 
hoうれんそう 
どう 
maど 
ゆげ 
miどり 
ずぎ 
muらさき 
すこ 
meかんづ 
 
mo 
のおき 
yaささく 
にく 
yuげ 
あしのび 
yoきんうび 
うび 
raまくカバー 
しょっきあいき 
riゅうど 
ょうきぐ 
ruかえ 
あくびをす 
reいとうしょくひん 
いぞうこ 
roめんひょうじ 
じゅうく 
waとり 
 
o/woゆびさす 
あくびする 
nぼうぐ 
じゅうきゅう 



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