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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め 
    くびをする 
    iせんすかん 
    ろ 
    uじゅに 
    かよび 
    eんとつ 
    まつばずづ 
    oものき 
    す 
    kaしょくひんざっ 
    けんちく 
    kiおん 
    ものお 
    kuせいふ 
    がつ 
    keめざましどい 
    せっん 
    koはいかんう 
    うぐば 
    saむい 
    けぶ 
    shi 
    ょくひんざっか 
    suいか 
    い 
    seいかんざい 
    んいん 
    soかみり 
    ふ 
    taんす 
    き 
    chiゅうしゃき 
    でんゅう 
    tsuはちみ 
    い 
    teさげ 
    うんんしゅ 
    toもだち 
    って 
    naろくじゅう 
    おん 
    niじゅうよん 
    ちようび 
    nu 
    neたまぎ 
    めが 
    noくだも 
    む 
    haくちょう 
    ちじゅうろく 
    hiざをつく 
    つじ 
    fuたいう 
     
    heいし 
    や 
    hoうれんそう 
    どう 
    maで 
    ゆげ 
    mi 
    ずいろ 
    muうでをく 
    ぎこ 
    me 
    むす 
    moくようび 
    り 
    yaゆび 
     
    yuうびんポスト 
    げ 
    yoごじゅうん 
    うふくダンス 
    raしょっきあいき 
     
    riくす 
    おし 
    ruよこにな 
    く 
    reいとうしょくひん 
    いとうこ 
    roくじゅうご 
    だん 
    waゆび 
     
    o/woひめいあげる 
    くびふる 
    n 
    す