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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んぜんベルト 
    め 
    iこうす 
    せんすかん 
    uよんじゅろく 
    じゅがつ 
    eんぴつ 
    んせき 
    oる 
    よぐ 
    kaぼちゃ 
    お 
    kiんようび 
    しばかり 
    kuかたをすめる 
    そう 
    keる 
     
    koごみば 
    ん 
    saぎ 
    み 
    shiじどうゃ 
    じてんゃ 
    suウインクる 
    いか 
    seんめんだい 
    っけんいれ 
    soほうれんう 
    かみり 
    taんす 
    こ 
    chiんつうざい 
    がつ 
    tsuしちが 
    しが 
    teもの 
    バスい 
    toかげ 
    びら 
    naさか 
    じゅうに 
    niくや 
    きゅうじゅう 
    nu 
    ne 
    めが 
    noむ 
    たべも 
    haんとう 
    ごじゅうち 
    hiふ 
    れいとうしょくん 
    fuくびをる 
    さい 
    heいし 
    や 
    hoうき 
    うちょう 
    ma 
    ゆげ 
    mi 
    くしゃをする 
    muらさき 
    ほほえ 
    meがね 
     
    mo 
    じゃがい 
    yaぎ 
    くざいし 
    yuあしのび 
    びわ 
    yoんじゅうろく 
    げつうび 
    ra 
    いう 
    riかみな 
    やす 
    ruまイス 
    く 
    re 
    いとうしょくひん 
    roななじゅうく 
    きんい 
    waらう 
    ゆび 
    o/woせきする 
    かたすくめる 
    n 
    ほうれそう