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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ひめいをげる 
しょっきらいき 
iせんめんだ 
 
uよくそ 
しょし 
e 
る 
oんぷ 
す 
kaぐ 
みそり 
kiよう 
 
kuろ 
れいとうしょひん 
keいさつかん 
えんぴつずり 
koがっう 
おと 
saみ 
んじゅうご 
shiゃ 
ゃこ 
suこうい 
わる 
seい 
えんき 
soかみり 
よくう 
taてもの 
う 
chiじゅうは 
じゅういがつ 
tsuはちが 
きょうし 
teをふる 
んじょう 
toおり 
このこ 
naずく 
よんじゅう 
niがつ 
よこなる 
nu 
neずみ 
 
noむ 
おき 
haいいろ 
い 
hiこうき 
ざ 
fuたいう 
てをる 
heび 
や 
hoおうだんどう 
こうしゃ 
maめざしどけい 
い 
miる 
ヤスリ 
muほほえ 
うすらさきいろ 
meむす 
 
moのおき 
たての 
yaすり 
ささく 
yuあしのび 
か 
yoはちじゅうん 
もくうび 
raさくんぼ 
まくカバー 
riくす 
え 
ruま 
よこにな 
reせっけんい 
でんしんじ 
roきい 
だいどこ 
waちゃん 
る 
o/woくびふる 
ひめいあげる 
nしゃ 
じゅうさ 



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