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The Japanese(HIRAGANA) syllabary

 

 kigo3.gifThe Japanese(HIRAGANA) syllabary

Hiragana is Japanese syllabary,one basic component of the Japanese writing system, along with Katakana, Kanji.

 Learning Hiragana is the first step in learning how to read and write Japanese.It is the first of the three Japanese scripts that Japanese children learn.


 Style of Japanese 

Japanese can be written both horizontally(left to right) in Japanese  as Yokogaki and vertically(top to bottom)  in Japanese as Tategaki ,as well as many East Asian scripts.

We usually write down these style chart vertically.Traditionally,Japanese is written vertically in columns going from top to bottom and ordered from right to left,with each new column starting to the left of the preceding one. 

           sample
Hiragana Chart (Basic) 


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 Hiragana Chart (additional sounds)

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