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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しょっきらいき 
    お 
    iろ 
    バスて 
    uろくじゅろく 
    がくバッグ 
    eる 
    んせき 
    oものき 
    よぐ 
    kaはいすいん 
    きょうい 
    kiゅうじゅうなな 
    ほうこうしじ 
    kuようふダンス 
    らんぼ 
    keる 
    んちくか 
    koうしゃ 
    ごみば 
    saななじゅうん 
    ぎ 
    shiょう 
    も 
    suようふくだん 
    たん 
    seえんき 
    っけんいれ 
    soほうれんう 
    よくう 
    taをすくめる 
    んす 
    chiじゅうい 
    じゅうよん 
    tsuさんが 
    じゅうにが 
    teき 
    うんんしゅ 
    toはんう 
    かげ 
    naぐる 
    はちじゅう 
    niはちじゅう 
    じゅう 
    nu 
    neたまぎ 
    じ 
    noみこむ 
    くだも 
    haじゅうち 
    り 
    hiっき 
    く 
    fuえ 
    きん 
    heいげん 
    や 
    hoうこうしじき 
    こうしゃ 
    maすなは 
    たつき 
    miこむ 
    そり 
    muぎこ 
    すめ 
    me 
    んぼう 
    moり 
    だち 
    ya 
    さい 
    yuめ 
    げ 
    yoこになる 
    げつうび 
    raれ 
    くだ 
    ri 
    やす 
    ruかえ 
    にぎ 
    reいぞうこ 
     
    roくじゅうなな 
    ごじゅうく 
    waる 
     
    o/woゆびさす 
    かたすくめる 
    nこくば