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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たま 
    し 
    iごじゅうち 
    きょうだ 
    uびょいん 
    み 
    eんぴつ 
    る 
    oり 
    しぐるま 
    kaがみ 
    けいさつん 
    kiん 
    ゅうゅうしゃ 
    kuせいふ 
    ばん 
    keん 
    いさつかん 
    koはいかんう 
    うしゃ 
    saかな 
    けぶ 
    shiちょうんき 
    うんてんゅ 
    suいか 
    わる 
    seい 
    いじか 
    soぼ 
    ふ 
    taつ 
    いよう 
    chiじゅうさん 
    こうょう 
    tsuせんたくし 
    きょうし 
    teおしぐるま 
     
    toにわり 
    えんつ 
    naあんいひょうじ 
    じゅうよん 
    niろくじゅう 
    じゅう 
    nu 
    neずみ 
     
    noりも 
    たても 
    haちじゅうご 
    きゅうじゅうち 
    hiざ 
    あんないょうじ 
    fu 
    くびをる 
    heら 
    び 
    hoん 
    どう 
    maで 
    くら 
    miはちつ 
    くしゃをする 
    muすめ 
    ぎこ 
    meかんづ 
     
    moうふ 
     
    yaくざいし 
    すり 
    yuうびんポスト 
    はいう 
    yoうし 
    きんうび 
    raれ 
    し 
    ri 
    えんぴつけず 
    ru 
    まばたきす 
    re 
    せっけんい 
    roだいどこ 
    さんじゅうく 
    wa 
     
    o/woふる 
    くびふる 
    nきスタンド