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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くしゅする 
かちゃん 
iうでどけ 
しゃ 
uなずく 
ろくじゅいち 
eほほむ 
 
oば 
る 
kaしょくひんざっ 
た 
kiゅう 
く 
ku 
ひざをつ 
keぶとん 
しゴム 
ko 
がっう 
saいばんかん 
んじゅう 
shiきょうつ 
つ 
suせんいかん 
まばたきる 
seいかんざい 
んたくしつ 
soふ 
ぼ 
taんてい 
まない 
chiさんじゅうい 
よんじゅうい 
tsuちんうざい 
い 
teおしぐるま 
ぶくろ 
toにわり 
こ 
naじゅう 
じゅうさん 
niじゅうきゅう 
さんじゅう 
nu 
ne 
 
no 
おとここ 
haちじゅうさん 
まま 
hiざ 
りょう 
fuさい 
せいく 
heら 
いし 
hoおうだんどう 
うりつか 
ma 
がる 
miこむ 
どり 
muすこ 
うすらさきいろ 
meんでんしゃ 
やすり 
moのりの 
のみの 
yaにく 
すり 
yuび 
おやび 
yoすいうび 
んじゅうに 
raだ 
まくカバー 
ri 
 
ruておしぐま 
 
reいぞうこ 
あら 
roにじゅうく 
うすむらさきい 
waらう 
 
o/woくしゃみする 
かたすくめる 
nじゅうに 
じてしゃ 



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