ひら仮名

Also written as: 
JLPT-5

Reading

Readings of the Japanese word.

The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

Words having multiple readings will be ordered by popularity.

  • ()()()()
    ひらがな (hiragana)

Translation

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  • usually written using kana alonenoun
    hiragana, cursive Japanese syllabary used primarily for native Japanese words (esp. function words, inflections, etc.)
    • see also: 
  • hiragana {Japans cursief lettergrepenschrift}
    • hiragana, syllabaire cursif japonais utilisé principalement pour les mots d'origine japonaise (en part. les mots fonctionnels, les désinences, etc.)
      • Hiragana, japanisches Silbenschriftzeichen
        • хирагана (один из двух шрифтов яп. слоговой азбуки, обычный шрифт в печати и письме); (), (ср.) かたかな
          • hiragana
            • hiragana, 48 silabas, silabario cursivo

              Hiragana table

              Table of hiragana letters

              Hiragana is a Japanese syllabary, one basic component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (the Latin-script alphabet).

              Hiragana and katakana are both kana systems. With one or two minor exceptions, each sound in the Japanese language is represented by one character in each system.

              Hiragana is used to write native words for which there are no kanji, including grammatical particles. Likewise, hiragana is used to write words whose kanji form is obscure, not known to the writer or readers, or too formal for the writing purpose.

              This table will help you study Hiragana.

              Monographs (gojūon)


              a


              i


              u


              e


              o


              ka


              ki


              ku


              ke


              ko


              sa


              shi


              su


              se


              so


              ta


              chi


              tsu


              te


              to


              na


              ni


              nu


              ne


              no


              ha


              hi


              fu


              he


              ho


              ma


              mi


              mu


              me


              mo


              ya


              yu


              yo


              ra


              ri


              ru


              re


              ro


              wa


              wo


              n

              Diacritics (gojūon with dakuten)


              ga


              gi


              gu


              ge


              go


              za


              ji


              zu


              ze


              zo


              da


              de


              do


              ba


              bi


              bu


              be


              bo


              pa


              pi


              pu


              pe


              po

              Digraphs (yōon)

              きゃ
              kya

              きゅ
              kyu

              きょ
              kyo

              しゃ
              sha

              しゅ
              shu

              しょ
              sho

              ちゃ
              cha

              ちゅ
              chu

              ちょ
              cho

              にゃ
              nya

              にゅ
              nyu

              にょ
              nyo

              ひゃ
              hya

              ひゅ
              hyu

              ひょ
              hyo

              みゃ
              mya

              みゅ
              myu

              みょ
              myo

              りゃ
              rya

              りゅ
              ryu

              りょ
              ryo

              Digraphs with diacritics (yōon with dakuten)

              ぎゃ
              gya

              ぎゅ
              gyu

              ぎょ
              gyo

              じゃ
              ja

              じゅ
              ju

              じょ
              jo

              びゃ
              bya

              びゅ
              byu

              びょ
              byo

              ぴゃ
              pya

              ぴゅ
              pyu

              ぴょ
              pyo

              This page uses material from the Wikipedia article Hiragana, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

              Kanji in this word

              Analysis of the kanji ideograms forming the word.

              Clicking on the kanji will get you to the kanji information page, with more information like the onyomi and kunyomi, or the order on how to write it.

              • 6 strokes

                sham, temporary, interim, assumed (name), informal

              • 6 strokes

                name, noted, distinguished, reputation