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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か 
しのゆび 
iと 
ほうた 
uあんないひょじ 
わら 
eいり 
んせき 
oよぐ 
じ 
kaんごし 
ざん 
kiごじゅうゅう 
り 
kuうでをむ 
だ 
keる 
いさつかん 
koむぎ 
 
saとう 
ばく 
shiり 
んすい 
su 
わる 
seいと 
えんき 
soよくう 
ほうれんう 
taまばきする 
 
chiょうしんき 
ょう 
tsuしゅじゅ 
じゅういちが 
teんしゃ 
ぶくろ 
toこのこ 
おり 
naく 
す 
niゅうよく 
きゅうじゅう 
nu 
ne 
たまぎ 
noむ 
おとここ 
ha 
ちじゅうきゅう 
hiじ 
めいをあげる 
fuようくダンス 
ね 
heや 
ら 
hoうりつか 
うき 
maすなは 
 
mi 
 
muぎこ 
 
meかたをすくる 
んぼう 
mo 
ん 
yaにく 
ゆび 
yuき 
げ 
yoにじゅうん 
んじゅうご 
raまく 
う 
riかみそ 
 
ruめんい 
ウインクす 
reいとうこ 
いぞうこ 
roよんじゅうく 
はちじゅうく 
waらう 
でんぼっくす 
o/woあくびする 
くびふる 
nごし 
じゅうよ 



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