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MochiKana Learn Hiragana

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Lesson 1

あ、い、う

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Lesson 2

え、お

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Lesson 3

か、き、く

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Lesson 4

け、こ

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Practice Lesson 1-4

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Lesson 5

さ、し、す

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Lesson 6

せ、そ

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Lesson 7

た、ち、つ

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Lesson 8

て、と

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Practice Lesson 5-8

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Lesson 9

な、に、ぬ

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Lesson 10

ね、の

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Lesson 11

は、ひ、ふ

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Lesson 12

へ、ほ

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Practice Lesson 9-12

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Lesson 13

ま、み、む

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Lesson 14

め、も

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Lesson 15

や、ゆ、よ

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Practice Lesson 13-15

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Lesson 16

ら、り、る

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Lesson 17

れ、ろ

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Lesson 18

わ、ん、を

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Practice Lesson 16-18

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Practice Test Unit 1

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Lesson 19

が、ぎ、ぐ

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Lesson 20

げ、ご

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Lesson 21

ざ、じ、ず

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Lesson 22

ぜ、ぞ

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Lesson 23

だ、ぢ、づ

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Lesson 24

で、ど

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Practice Lesson 19-24

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Lesson 25

ば、び、ぶ

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Lesson 26

べ、ぼ

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Lesson 27

ぱ、ぴ、ぷ

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Lesson 28

ぺ、ぽ

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Practice Lesson 25-28

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Practice Test Unit 2

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Sokuon - small tsu

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Chouon - Long vowels

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Practice Test Unit 3

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Lesson 29

きゃ、きゅ、きょ

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Lesson 30

ぎゃ、ぎゅ、ぎょ

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Lesson 31

にゃ、にゅ、にょ

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Lesson 32

みゃ、みゅ、みょ

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Lesson 33

ひゃ、ひゅ、ひょ

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Lesson 34

びゃ、びゅ、びょ

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Lesson 35

ぴゃ、ぴゅ、ぴょ

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Lesson 36

りゃ、りゅ、りょ

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Lesson 37

しゃ、しゅ、しょ

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Lesson 38

じゃ、じゅ、じょ

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Lesson 39

ちゃ、ちゅ、ちょ

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Practice combination

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Practice Test Unit 4

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Learn Hiragana Alphabet

Introduction to Hiragana Alphabet

Hiragana is the heartbeat of Japanese writing, found in everyday conversations, books, and even restaurant menus. It's your key to understanding the language's rhythm and flow, and without it, you'll miss out on the nuances of Japanese culture.

Basic Hiragana alphabet

To learn the Japanese alphabet Hiragana, start with learning the 46 basic Hiragana characters from the first-row あ (a)、い (i)、う (u)、え (e)、お (o). And then the second row か (ka), き (ki), く(ku), け (ke), こ (ko) until you finish learning the rest of them.

hiragana alphabet chart

Advanced Hiragana alphabet

The next thing you are going to go through is the advanced alphabet, which will introduce to you other rules and concepts of the Japanese alphabet. It’s like a big sandbox for you to start building complex sounds using the existing one. You can have a brief look to get an idea of what they are:

  -   Special versions of characters: using a basic with a dash or a dot next to them like ひ (hi) -> ぴ (pi), or は (ha)->ば (ba) creates more room to form words that are difficult to form with the basic alphabets

  -   Special Characters: "っ" (small tsu), elongated vowels ああ (a~), いえ (i~), or おう (o~), which add flavor and depth to the world of pronunciations.

  -   “Combo Characters”: Explore combinations like "にゃ” (nya), and "きゃ" (kya), which add new sounds and dimensions to the language.

Hiragana chart for beginner
Hiragana full chart
Each new element adds depth and richness to your understanding, enabling you to fully appreciate the rhythm and flow of the language. So, embrace Hiragana as your gateway to the vibrant world of Japanese communication, and let its melodies guide you on your linguistic adventure. MochiKana provides online Hiragana lessons with a step-by-step learning path, that helps you master the Hiragana alphabet in just 24 hours.