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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 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.

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    Letter Romaji PronounceExample
    aし 
    るく 
    iふく 
    こうす 
    uはちじゅさん 
    で 
    e 
    まつばずづ 
    oさけ 
    か 
    ka 
    いなびり 
    kiひこう 
    ものお 
    kuや 
    かたをすめる 
    keんちくか 
    めざましどい 
    koがっう 
    ん 
    saんじゅうきゅう 
    ぎ 
    shiびよう 
    ろめんでんゃ 
    suストレッチる 
    いようび 
    seんたくしつ 
    なか 
    soかみり 
    ぼ 
    taう 
    くつし 
    chiゅうしゃき 
    ともだ 
    tsuさんが 
    かむ 
    teもの 
     
    toりにく 
    れいうこ 
    naきゅうじゅう 
    はちじゅう 
    niきゅうじゅう 
    ななじゅう 
    nu 
    ne 
     
    noみ 
    みも 
    ha 
    い 
    hiしょくんざっか 
    ざをつく 
    fuさい 
    てをる 
    heら 
    や 
    hoうたい 
    うこうしじき 
    maで 
    ねぎ 
    miはちつ 
    なり 
    muらさき 
    のみこ 
    meんるい 
    かたをすくる 
    moだち 
    のりの 
    yaさい 
    かん 
    yuはいう 
    か 
    yoくそう 
    んじゅういち 
    raしょっきあいき 
    くだ 
    riょう 
    つめやす 
    ruま 
    ひめいをあげ 
    reいとうこ 
    あら 
    roうすむらさきい 
    めんでんしゃ 
    waあじう 
    る 
    o/woうでくむ 
    ふる 
    nかいだ 
    いろ