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じわう 
し 
iななじゅうち 
やくざし 
uしど 
ぐ 
e 
つく 
oか 
しり 
kaな 
 
kiり 
むらさ 
kuひゃ 
し 
ke 
かいいし 
koうちょう 
 
saんじゅうはち 
んじゅう 
shiぼう 
つ 
suこ 
いか 
seいと 
っけん 
soかみり 
ふ 
taに 
ま 
chiじゅうよん 
びる 
tsu 
としょし 
teき 
とっ 
toしょしつ 
おり 
naじゅうに 
でる 
niじゅうさん 
じゅういち 
nu 
neじ 
たまぎ 
noおとここ 
こぎり 
haれ 
じゅうち 
hiふ 
ざ 
fuさい 
 
heや 
び 
hoん 
どう 
maたつき 
ご 
mi 
かが 
muらさき 
ぎこ 
me 
しちんちょう 
moのりの 
 
ya 
つめすり 
yuはいう 
あしのび 
yoななじゅうん 
こになる 
raさき 
くじ 
riはか 
みど 
ruめんい 
はし 
reいとうこ 
いとうしょくひん 
roくじゅうよん 
べにい 
waる 
でんぼっくす 
o/woくびふる 
ひざつく 
nじてしゃ 
じゅうさ 



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