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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るく 
    かり 
    iぎんろ 
    ぬ 
    uぶど 
    ごじゅきゅ 
    eる 
     
    oの 
    やゆび 
    kaん 
    けいさつん 
    kiゅうじゅういち 
    ほうこうしじ 
    kuひざをつ 
    や 
    keん 
    ぶとん 
    koうげん 
    いと 
    saやく 
    んじゅうん 
    shiちょうんき 
    あくゅする 
    su 
    こ 
    seっけん 
    いびし 
    soふ 
    ぼ 
    taつまき 
    ま 
    chiさんじゅうい 
    じゅうさん 
    tsuせんたくし 
    ほうりか 
    teもの 
    こうい 
    toこのこ 
    にわり 
    naがし 
    じゅうよん 
    niじゅうはち 
    じゅうきゅう 
    nu 
    ne 
    じ 
    noカミソリは 
    ど 
    haいかんこう 
    カミソリの 
    hiょうしき 
    く 
    fuようくだんす 
    ね 
    heら 
    び 
    hoこうしゃ 
    うりつか 
    maご 
    くら 
    miはさ 
    ずいろ 
    muほほえ 
    のみこ 
    meしちんちょう 
    んでんしゃ 
    moじゃがい 
    のみの 
    yaでんき 
    かん 
    yuうびんポスト 
    き 
    yoななじゅうん 
    んじゅういち 
    raくじ 
    しょっきあいき 
    riはか 
    かみな 
    ruはし 
    くびをふ 
    reあら 
    ほうんそう 
    roめんでんしゃ 
    さんじゅうく 
    waあじう 
     
    o/woひめいあげる 
    ゆびさす 
    nご 
    ぴつ