Hiragana Chart and Some Info

Hiragana is part of the Japanese writing system used for grammatical thingies in sentences and for when you forget the Kanji for a word you can write it in Hiragana. Hiragana is used mostly for native Japanese words unlike Katakana which is used mostly for foreign words. Usually it is the first system children use when learning to read and write, so if you are just starting to learn to read and write in Japanese then you should start here too.

Hiragana Chart
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“a” sound is like that in the word father.
“i” sound is like that found in feet.
“u” sound is like goo.
“e” sound is like in wet.
“o” sound is like that in slow.

If you can read then the rest should be pretty easy to pronounce. The vowel sounds are always the same they don’t make a million different sounds like in English. Although in some words the sound is made so quickly it is basically silent.

Well good luck to those wanting to learn, I hope this chart helps.

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