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ご 
らし 
iとこ 
きょうか 
uしじき 
ろくじゅよん 
eんがん 
んとつ 
oんぷ 
じ 
kaいだん 
りゅうど 
ki 
まんり 
kuらんぼ 
え 
keしゴム 
る 
koうげん 
はいかんう 
saんじゅういち 
はちじゅうん 
shiちゅうゃじょう 
ゴム 
suいようび 
ウインクる 
seえんき 
いびし 
soふ 
ぼ 
ta 
き 
chiまま 
みつ 
tsuくえ 
くうきあ 
teとっ 
 
toりにく 
えんつ 
naかみり 
よんじゅう 
niろくじゅう 
わ 
nu 
neこ 
ずみ 
noみも 
みこむ 
haちじゅうご 
ち 
hiじ 
ょうしき 
fuたいう 
もう 
heび 
や 
hoうこうしじき 
こうしゃ 
maつばずづえ 
めざしどけい 
miばこ 
ずいろ 
muぎこ 
うすらさきいろ 
meむす 
がね 
moいろ 
 
ya 
ね 
yuきゅうき 
びをさす 
yoんじゅういち 
うび 
raとうがし 
まく 
riほうつか 
のこぎ 
ruかえ 
くしゃみをす 
reほうんそう 
でんしんじ 
roくじゅうく 
くがつ 
wa 
ん 
o/woひめいあげる 
くびふる 
nつうざい 
すい 



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