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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つい 
かちゃん 
iきんろ 
せっけんれ 
uれいとこ 
ちゃ 
eつく 
ほほむ 
oの 
とうさん 
kaみ 
みヤスリ 
kiゅうじゅうろく 
ゅうり 
kuひざをつ 
え 
keせっん 
ん 
koし 
うちゃ 
saおとうん 
ごじゅうん 
shiちょうんき 
どくょ 
suようふくだん 
なはま 
seいかんざい 
いじか 
soほうれんう 
ふ 
taまご 
 
chiろくじゅうい 
じゅうきゅう 
tsuひざをく 
しんし 
teをふる 
バスい 
toびら 
う 
naじゅうご 
おんのこ 
niじ 
ゅうよく 
nu 
neずみ 
じ 
noど 
おき 
haちじゅういち 
いゆう 
hiあんないょうじ 
ふ 
fuきん 
たいう 
heら 
や 
hoこうしゃ 
ん 
maておしぐる 
い 
miねず 
 
mu 
すめ 
meしちんちょう 
 
moうふ 
くようび 
yaさい 
にく 
yuか 
び 
yoんじゅうなな 
うき 
raとび 
とうがし 
riょう 
やす 
ruめんい 
よこにな 
reほうんそう 
いぞうこ 
roく 
きい 
waちゃん 
あじう 
o/woひざつく 
ゆびさす 
nじょう 
ズボン 



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