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The Hiragana Chart

Click any of the Normal (grey) Hiragana characters below in order to see the characters stroke order and mnemonics for memorisation. Press the button to hear a pronunciation of the character. For ease of use, colouring has been used to separate the Yōon and Dakuten/Handakuten characters. The blue character’s represent the Yōon and the purple characters represent the Dakuten/Handakuten. Pronunciation of these additional class of characters is easily learned after the Normal (grey) Hiragana characters are learned (the Yōon and Dakuten/Handakuten can be deduced from the 46 grey characters below and don’t need to be memorised – see: Yōon Characters and Dakuten/Handakuten Characters for further information).

a
i
u
e
o
きゃ
きゅ
きょ
ka
ki
ku
ke
ko
kya
kyu
kyo
しゃ
しゅ
しょ
sa
si/shi
su
se
so
sya/sha
syu/shu
syo/sho
ちゃ
ちゅ
ちょ
ta
ti/chi
tu/tsu
te
to
tya/cha
tyu/chu
tyo/cho
にゃ
にゅ
にょ
na
ni
nu
ne
no
nya
nyu
nyo
ひゃ
ひゅ
ひょ
ha
hi
hu/fu
he/e
ho
hya
hyu
hyo
みゃ
みゅ
みょ
ma
mi
mu
me
mo
mya
myu
myo
ya
yu
yo
りゃ
りゅ
りょ
ra
ri
ru
re
ro
rya
ryu
ryo
wa
wo/o
n

ぎゃ
ぎゅ
ぎょ
ga
gi
gu
ge
go
gya
gyu
gyo
じゃ
じゅ
じょ
za
zi/ji
zu
ze
zo
zya/ja
zyu/ju
zyo/jo

ぢゃ
ぢゅ
ぢょ
da
di/ji
du/zu
de
do
dya/ja
dyu/ju
dyo/jo
びゃ
びゅ
びょ
ba
bi
bu
be
bo
bya
byu
byo

ぴゃ
ぴゅ
ぴょ
pa
pi
pu
pe
po
pya
pyu
pyo


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