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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てる 
    し 
    iうでどけ 
    ひめをあげる 
    uだんほど 
    がく 
    eんせき 
    んぴつ 
    oよぐ 
    どる 
    kaきょうい 
    はいんこう 
    kiょく 
    んようび 
    ku 
    はちじゅうろ 
    keしゴム 
    タオルか 
    ko 
    し 
    saかな 
    じ 
    shiま 
    ゴム 
    suり 
    たん 
    seいふく 
    い 
    soかみり 
    ふ 
    ta 
    こ 
    chiかぼゃ 
    こうゃ 
    tsuにが 
    しちが 
    teをふる 
    る 
    toって 
    もだち 
    naぐる 
    す 
    niとりく 
    ぎゅうゅう 
    nu 
    neこ 
     
    noみも 
    くだも 
    haさみ 
    くちょう 
    hiょうしき 
    あんないょうじ 
    fuせいく 
     
    heび 
    いげん 
    ho 
    うこうしじき 
    maど 
    ご 
    miぞ 
    そり 
    muうでをく 
    ほほえ 
    meんぼう 
    かんづ 
    mo 
    ん 
    yaゆび 
    つめすり 
    yuうびんポスト 
    め 
    yoんじゅういち 
    さんじゅうん 
    raとび 
    うすむさきいろ 
    riょう 
    もの 
    ruよこにな 
     
    reあら 
    ほうんそう 
    roごじゅうく 
    くがつ 
    wa 
    る 
    o/woひざつく 
    ふる 
    nく 
    き