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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いいろ 
    め 
    iちがつ 
    せっけんれ 
    uきゅじゅはち 
    だんほど 
    eんがん 
    んぴつ 
    oやゆび 
    んな 
    kaけぶとん 
    しゅ 
    kiょうかい 
    んいろ 
    kuひゃ 
    ばん 
    keせっん 
    ん 
    koはいかんう 
    れいとう 
    saばく 
    こうてん 
    shiかがくゃ 
    んぞう 
    suわる 
    かたをくめる 
    seっけん 
     
    soよくう 
    ふ 
    ta 
    まご 
    chiじゅうなな 
    んつうざい 
    tsuじゅうが 
    じゅうにが 
    teさげ 
    き 
    toがいう 
    うがらし 
    naはちじゅう 
    じゅうろく 
    niく 
    がつ 
    nu 
    neじ 
     
    noみこむ 
    りも 
    haちじゅうろく 
    い 
    hiりょう 
    けしょうん 
    fuくびをる 
     
    heいげん 
    び 
    ho 
    うちょう 
    maあた 
    がる 
    mi 
    もの 
    muつか 
    のみこ 
    me 
    んるい 
    moくようび 
    ん 
    yaにく 
    ささく 
    yuびわ 
    か 
    yoんじゅうはち 
    んじゅうに 
    raとび 
    まくカバー 
    ri 
    ょうきぐ 
    ruてをふ 
    食べ 
    re 
    いとうしょくひん 
    roくじゅうく 
    くじゅうに 
    wa 
     
    o/woひざつく 
    ひめいあげる 
    nちくか 
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