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んないひょうじ 
り 
iと 
さむ 
uちゅしゃき 
いりょきぐ 
eんとつ 
ほほむ 
oとこ 
んがくか 
kaわ 
ん 
ki 
くうあつ 
kuち 
はちじゅうろ 
keしゴム 
いさつかん 
ko 
うぐ 
saんじゅうん 
げ 
shiうんてんゅ 
きゅうきゅうゃ 
suはいいかん 
り 
seなか 
いふく 
soふ 
ぼ 
taんてい 
まねぎ 
chiみつ 
きゅうじゅうい 
tsuくが 
いちが 
teる 
たんい 
toって 
しょしつ 
naじゅう 
じゅう 
niじゅうさん 
ゅうよく 
nu 
ne 
じ 
noみ 
たべも 
haななじゅうち 
ちじゅう 
hiっき 
りょう 
fuえ 
る 
heび 
いし 
hoこうしゃ 
どう 
maあた 
ちち 
miさき 
もの 
muらさき 
ぎこ 
meんるい 
んぼう 
moのみの 
のおき 
yaま 
ゆび 
yuげ 
あしのび 
yoくしつ 
んじゅうはち 
raさくんぼ 
まくカバー 
riょうし 
ほうつか 
ruなぐ 
ておしぐま 
reあら 
 
roぎんい 
くじゅうく 
waる 
ゆび 
o/woうでくむ 
かたすくめる 
nはいかこう 
せっけ 



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