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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 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るく 
しのゆび 
iどころ 
しま 
uはちじゅに 
きゅじゅに 
eつく 
んせき 
oる 
 
kaけぶとん 
わ 
kiく 
しばかり 
kuだ 
じゅうきゅう 
keぶとん 
うでどい 
koおんなの 
うげん 
saみ 
ごじゅうん 
shiきょうつ 
ばかりき 
suめ 
くしゃみをる 
seなか 
いじか 
soぼ 
ほうれんう 
taまねぎ 
でんく 
chiごじゅうは 
ななじゅうは 
tsuしが 
まき 
teる 
んしゃ 
toかけぶん 
う 
naす 
べ 
niじゅうさん 
じゅうご 
nu 
ne 
めが 
noおとここ 
おき 
haちじゅうろく 
よんじゅうち 
hiろめんょうじ 
しょくんざっか 
fuもう 
くびをる 
heや 
いげん 
hoうき 
うたい 
maご 
ど 
miばこ 
どり 
muうすらさきいろ 
のみこ 
meがね 
んぼう 
mo 
 
yaゆび 
さい 
yuびわ 
か 
yoくしつ 
んじゅう 
raいう 
はぶし 
riやす 
 
ruあくしゅす 
 
reでんしんじ 
 
roく 
 
wa 
らう 
o/woくびふる 
うでくむ 
nせっけいれ 
てき 



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