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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たま 
め 
iえ 
こうす 
uはちじゅろく 
りょし 
eんがん 
いり 
oん 
んなのこ 
kaせいんざい 
も 
kiゅうゆ 
く 
kuれいとうしょひん 
じゅうろ 
keしょうひん 
しゴム 
koうてい 
いと 
saむい 
けぶ 
shiゃこ 
かんご 
suたん 
こ 
seいかんざい 
いふく 
soぼ 
よくう 
taいりく 
てもの 
chiさんじゅうい 
がつ 
tsuくが 
えんぴけずり 
te 
き 
toこ 
せい 
naびかり 
よこにる 
ni 
ぎゅうゅう 
nu 
neたまぎ 
 
noおき 
む 
haいいろ 
いかんこう 
hiざをつく 
ろめんょうじ 
fuくびをる 
さい 
heび 
いし 
hoうれんそう 
うき 
maあた 
 
miそり 
ずぎ 
muい 
ぎこ 
me 
がね 
moり 
のみの 
yaかん 
ぎ 
yuき 
び 
yoんじゅうはち 
にじゅうん 
raとうがし 
 
riいなびか 
くびかざ 
ruめんい 
く 
reせっけんい 
あら 
roくじゅうはち 
だいどこ 
wa 
あじう 
o/woあくびする 
ひめいあげる 
nじゃ 
 



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