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.


Letter Romaji PronounceExample
aしょっきらいき 
るく 
iうでどけ 
くりろ 
uじゅよん 
ちゃ 
eまつばずづ 
 
oんな 
うだんほどう 
ka 
せいじ 
kiょうふう 
ゅうじゅうゅう 
kuじゅういち 
けんちか 
ke 
おさ 
koおと 
れいぞう 
saごじゅうん 
んじゅうきゅう 
shiへい 
でんゃ 
suはいいかん 
り 
seいびし 
いかんざい 
soかみり 
ふ 
taき 
う 
chiかぼゃ 
ゃわん 
tsuどうく 
けいさかん 
teもの 
バスい 
toにわり 
びら 
naびかり 
あんいひょうじ 
niじゅう 
きゅうじゅう 
nu 
neたまぎ 
 
noうか 
たべも 
haみがきこ 
くちょう 
hiあんないょうじ 
ざ 
fuさい 
きょうう 
heいし 
び 
hoうちょう 
えむ 
maで 
あた 
miぞ 
はちつ 
muほほえ 
ぎこ 
meんでんしゃ 
 
moん 
り 
yaゆび 
ぎ 
yuき 
はいう 
yoにじゅうん 
ん 
raしょっきあいき 
とうがし 
riあか 
もの 
ruかたをすくめ 
まばたきす 
reいとうしょくひん 
 
roだいだいい 
くじゅう 
waん 
あじう 
o/woひざつく 
ゆびさす 
nとう 
ぞう 



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