= Nihongo wo issho ni hajimemashou!
= Let’s start Japanese with me!
Hi, everyone! Welcome to Maggie Sensei’s hiragana chart. There are already tons of sites with hiragana and katakana charts out there so this is just a simple hiragana one for
newbies who still need help reading and practicing hiranaga.
Many people say Japanese is very difficult to read and write, and that is true. But if you start learning now, you will be able to understand the
language in a couple of years. Let’s start right now!
We mix kanji with hiragana to write native Japanese words.
Please take your time and learn how to read them. Once you learn, you can start practicing your reading.
:maggie-small: Hiragana chart!
あ い う え お
a i u e o
か き く け こ
ka ki ku ke ko
さ し す せ そ
sa shi su se so
た ち つ て と
ta chi tsu te to
Note : つ has a small letter っ * It make the following consonant doubled. Ex. がっき = gakki, にっき = nikki, はっぴ = happi, etc.
な に ぬ ね の
na ni nu ne no
は ひ ふ へ ほ
ha hi fu he ho
Note : は = ha could be read as “wa” when it is used as a particle for a subject.
へ= he could be read as “e” when it is used as a particle for direction.
ま み む め も
ma mi mu me mo
や ゆ よ
ya yu yo
ら り る れ ろ
ra ri ru re ro
わ を ん
wa wo n
Note : the pronunciation of を =wo is the same as お= o. We use it as a particle for object.
with ″ marker
が ぎ ぐ げ ご
ga gi gu ge go
ざ じ ず ぜ ぞ
za zi zu ze zo
だ ぢ づ で ど
da di du de do
ば び ぶ べ ぼ
ba bi bu be bo
ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ
pa pi pu pe po
with small や、ゆ、よ
きゃ きゅ きょ
kya kyu kyo
しゃ しゅ しょ
sha shu sho
ちゃ ちゅ ちょ
cha chu cho
にゃ にゅ にょ
nya nyu nyo
ひゃ ひゅ ひょ
hya hyu hyo
みゃ みゅ みょ
mya myu myo
りゃ りゅ りょ
rya ryu ryo
ぎゃ ぎゅ ぎょ
gya gyu gyo
じゃ じゅ じょ
ja ju jo
びゃ びゅ びょ
bya byu byo
ぴゃ ぴゅ ぴょ
pya pyu pyo
!onpu! Once you memorize them, you can practice reading them!
= A/one tree
= ippon no ki (one tree)
= Japanese (language)
:h: Now try to read longer sentences!
= This is my book.
= Korewa watashi no hon desu.
= Excuse me. Where is the bank?
= Sumimasen. Ginkou wa dokoni arimasu ka?
= Why do you study Japanese?
= Doushite nihongo wo benkyou shiteiru no desuka?
= Thank you so much.
= Arigatou gozaimashita.
= Where are you from? (Polite)
= Dochirakara irasshaimashitaka?
= I went to the hospital yesterday.
= Kinou watashi wa byouin ni ikimashita. (= I went to the hospital yesterday.)
= Please give me a glass of water.
= Omizu wo ippai kudasai.
マギーせんせいより = Maggie Sensei yori = From Maggie Sensei
= Hiragana oboemashitaka? Sukoshi zutsu mainichi benkyou shite kudasaine.
= Did you learn the hiragana? Please study them little by little everyday.
I am curious about さ き are these different when we write them on a paper?
Yes, they are different. き has two horizontal lines while さ only has one.
Good question! I used to have the same problem. There are some really help full videos. I’m not sure why, but the way you write and type ki and sa are different than writing. Just keep practing or go on youtube! Wish you the best!
thenk you! i still confuse letters like は and ほ
but i lernt most of them!
@mento da sheep
Great! Now you can move onto Kanji!
I have learned some Japanese introduction lesson. It was interactive and user friendly. Keep up the good work.
Thank you for visiting this site! I will post more basic lesson next year so please come back!
Hi Maggie Sensei! (^-^)/ This is an awesome lesson for beginners. ほんとうにありがとうございました。 I am looking forward to your Katakana lesson. ；）
どういたしまして。I will post katakana chart soon. Please check it as well. よろしくね！
Oooh… thank you, Maggie Sensei. My Facebook students will love this!
Thank you for your comment!!! You must be my Twitter follower, Andini-san! Am I right?
Oh, you have Facebook students? I am working on Katakana chart now. Hope that helps them,too.
BTW your blog is awesome! Everybody, go check her site!!
Maggie-sensei, thank you for the nice words. My blog is in Indonesian, I bet the crowd you sent there got confused. But with so many bells and whistles, it does look good at a glance, doesn’t it?
To me you’re a daily reminder that I still have so much to learn. Thank you for sharing so generously. Big hug from Indonesia.
I will definitely use your site when I want to learn Indonesian language. Learning languages seems like a long long endless journey, huh?
I am still learning a lot,too.
Big hugs for you,too!!
Oh no Yukari i just noticed that the top audio file is different than the first one you had also.おかしい!
Ooops!! Sorry and thank you!!! I fixed it. ありがとう！！
Wow Maggie/Yukari love this lesson this will really help me memorize hiragana. I have been learning Kata kana first but i already know a lot of hiragana cause i see it a lot. Have you thought about doing a kata kana lesson also? [*^_^*]
Hahaha!! I KNEW you would ask me so I am working on Katakana now! :)
*hugs* Thank you so much guys. Today i noticed that Victor/gimmeabreakman liked a video of a girl that was talking about her online resources BUT she didn’t mention this site!! So i made sure and left a comment about your site of course. She also mentioned a book called “Remembering the Kana” by James W. Heisig. I guess in under three hours with the book you can memorize it all? Anyway study hard guys and i hope that helps!
Thank you, Itsumaru!!! You are soooo nice!! They are lots of great learning resources out there. (To be honest, I rarely check them..but..) Hope you all find the right one! がんばって！ A big hug 4U2!