Hiragana

1 December 2018 by wolfganghofmeier

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These syllables are used to write verb endings, particles and various other parts of words other than the stems. All Japanese words can be written in hiragana, although usually kanji and katakana are also used.

Below are the hiragana characters and their pronunciations.The vowels a, i, u, e, o are pronounced as in Spanish, Italian or German. j, ch, z are pronounced as in English, but ts is pronounce as in German. L does not exist, but R sounds like something between L and R. There is only one letter for F and H and the sound is between the two English letters. y is pronounced as in English yes.

Below are the hiragana characters and their pronunciations.The vowels a, i, u, e, o are pronounced as in Spanish, Italian or German.  j, ch, z are pronounced as in English, but ts is pronounce as in German. L does not exist, but R sounds like something between L and R. There is only one letter for F and H and the sound is between the two English letters. y is pronounced as in English yes.

a あ

i い

u う

e え

o お

ka か

ga が

ki き

gi ぎ

ku く

gu ぐ

ke け

ge げ

ko こ

go ご

sa さ

za ざ

shi し

ji じ

su す

zu ず

se せ

ze ぜ

so そ

zo ぞ

ta た

da だ

chi ち

ji ぢ

tsu っ

tsu つ

zu づ

te て

de で

to と

do ど

na な

ni に

nu ぬ

ne ね

no の

ha は

ba ば

pa ぱ

hi ひ

bi び

pi ぴ

hu ふ

bu ぶ

pu ぷ

he へ

be べ

pe ぺ

ho ほ

bo ぼ

po ぽ

ma ま

mi み

mu む

me め

mo も

ya ゃ

ya や

yu ゅ

yu ゆ

yo ょ

yo よ

ra ら

ri り

ru る

re れ

ro ろ

wa ゎ

wa わ

o を

n ん

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