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The Japanese Syllabary

This page shows the Japanese , how to pronounce the letter individually, and how the letter sounds within words. The best way to learn the is:
  • Review the 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 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ひめいをげる 
    か 
    iやくざし 
    しゃ 
    uごじゅさん 
    じゅろく 
    eる 
    んぴつ 
    oさけ 
    ん 
    kaも 
    んじゃ 
    kiょく 
    でんや 
    kuななじゅうろ 
    じゅうなな 
    ke 
    せっんいれ 
    ko 
    し 
    saっちゅうざい 
    かな 
    shiじどうゃ 
    くつた 
    suむらさきいろ 
    こうい 
    se 
    んたくしつ 
    soぼ 
    よくう 
    taまねぎ 
    でんく 
    chiじゅうは 
    じゃぐ 
    tsu 
    えんと 
    teこうさん 
    き 
    toうがらし 
    にわり 
    naいた 
    おんのこ 
    niじゅうなな 
     
    nu 
    neじ 
     
    noおき 
    あしゆび 
    haちじゅうに 
    ちじゅう 
    hiふ 
    ろめんょうじ 
    fuきん 
    くびをる 
    heび 
    や 
    hoうれんそう 
    おうだんどう 
    maあた 
    くら 
    miくしゃをする 
    る 
    muつか 
    ね 
    me 
    むす 
    mo 
    り 
    yaかん 
    ペンキ 
    yuび 
    げ 
    yoうし 
    んじゅう 
    raまくカバー 
    まく 
    riきゅう 
    しばかき 
    ruストレッチす 
    にぎ 
    reほうんそう 
    でんしんじ 
    roてぶく 
    はいい 
    wa 
    あじう 
    o/woふる 
    せきする 
    nじゅう 
    じてしゃ