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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お 
られ 
iぞうこ 
ろ 
uごじゅ 
はちじゅろく 
eる 
 
oり 
じ 
kaど 
み 
kiにじゅうゅう 
ゅうじゅうゅう 
kuうなず 
どうつ 
keめざましどい 
えんぴつずり 
koしゃ 
うちゃ 
saみ 
んじゅうに 
shi 
ゃ 
suなはま 
ゆびをさ 
seっけんいれ 
いと 
soぼ 
よくう 
taう 
ま 
chiごじゅうは 
り 
tsuじゅうが 
しが 
teる 
たんい 
toうがらし 
しょしつ 
naろくじゅう 
ごじゅう 
niごじゅう 
んじん 
nu 
neたまぎ 
めが 
noりも 
うか 
haまま 
んズボン 
hiしょくんざっか 
ざ 
fuえ 
てをる 
heら 
び 
ho 
うりつか 
ma 
くる 
miくしゃをする 
る 
mu 
ぎこ 
meんひょうじ 
る 
moうふ 
 
yaつめすり 
にく 
yuはいう 
びわ 
yoこになる 
きんうび 
raくだ 
まくカバー 
riみど 
えんぴつけず 
ruあて 
まばたきす 
reでんしんじ 
ほうんそう 
roくじゅうさん 
 
waちゃん 
らう 
o/woせきする 
うでくむ 
nじゅうなな 
ないひょうじ 



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