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 Hiragana, 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.


Letter Romaji PronounceExample
aし 
め 
iさんじゅうち 
ろ 
uでんちゅ 
さんじゅ 
eんがん 
いり 
oす 
しり 
kaわ 
みなり 
kiゅうじゅうご 
むらさ 
kuじゅうさん 
だ 
keおさ 
うでどい 
koれいとう 
むぎ 
saゆびをす 
わる 
shiぼう 
ゃ 
suようふくだん 
いようび 
seっけん 
いと 
soほうれんう 
かみり 
taまねぎ 
ま 
chiまま 
じゅういがつ 
tsuしんし 
しが 
teき 
をふる 
toおり 
かけぶん 
naがし 
かみり 
ni 
よんじゅう 
nu 
neこ 
ずみ 
noたべも 
みこむ 
haんとう 
くちょう 
hiめいをあげる 
ざ 
fuさい 
る 
heいし 
ら 
hoうちょう 
おうだんどう 
ma 
で 
miる 
ぞ 
mu 
すめ 
meやすり 
んるい 
moのおき 
たての 
yaすり 
ぎ 
yuか 
びわ 
yoはちじゅうん 
んじゅうさん 
ra 
いう 
riえ 
あか 
ruすわ 
かたをすくめ 
reせっけんい 
 
roべにい 
だん 
waとり 
でんぼっくす 
o/woかたすくめる 
ふる 
nこくば 
ろめしゃ 



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