Learn to Speak Japanese Online
with Hiragana Audios

Learn to speak Japanese online for free with the audio sounds of all the hiragana characters.

This will help you understand the correct pronunciation of each Japanese hiragana, and build a solid foundation.

Listen to the all the audio sounds as much as possible until you are familiarize with the pronunciations. Try follow the audios by reading out each of them loudly.

The table below shows the 46 basic hiragana characters.

vowels あ a い i う u え e お o
k-line か ka き ki く ku け ke こ ko
s-line さ sa し shi す su せ se そ so
t-line た ta ち chi つ tsu て te と to
n-line な na に ni ぬ nu ね ne の no
h-line は ha ひ hi ふ fu へ he ほ ho
m-line ま ma み mi む mu め me も mo
y-line や ya ゆ yu よ yo
r-line ら ra り ri る ru れ re ろ ro
w-line わ wa を wo
ん n

There is a play button below each character. Click on the button to play the individual sound.

vowel: あ a

vowel: い i

vowel: う u

vowel: え e

vowel: お o

k-line: か ka

k-line: き ki

k-line: く ku

k-line: け ke

k-line: こ ko

s-line: さ sa

s-line: し shi

s-line: す su

s-line: せ se

s-line: そ so

t-line: た ta

t-line: ち chi

t-line: つ tsu

t-line: て te

t-line: と to

n-line: な na

n-line: に ni

n-line: ぬ nu

n-line: ね ne

n-line: の no

h-line: は ha

h-line: ひ hi

h-line: ふ fu

h-line: へ he

h-line: ほ ho

m-line: ま ma

m-line: み mi

m-line: む mu

m-line: め me

m-line: も mo

y-line: や ya

y-line: ゆ yu

y-line: よ yo

r-line: ら ra

r-line: り ri

r-line: る ru

r-line: れ re

r-line: ろ ro

w-line: わ wa

w-line: を wo

ん n

Audio Sounds for 濁音 (dakuon) and 半濁音 (handakuon)

g-line が ga ぎ gi ぐ gu げ ge ご go
z-line ざ za じ ji ず zu ぜ ze ぞ zo
d-line だ da ぢ ji づ zu で de ど do
b-line ば ba び bi ぶ bu べ be ぼ bo
p-line ぱ pa ぴ pi ぷ pu ぺ pe ぽ po

Click on the play button to play each audio sound.

g-line: が ga

g-line: ぎ gi

g-line: ぐ gu

g-line: げ ge

g-line: ご go

z-line: ざ za

z-line: じ ji

z-line: ず zu

z-line: ぜ ze

z-line: ぞ zo

d-line: だ da

d-line: ぢ ji

d-line: づ zu

d-line: で de

d-line: ど do

b-line: ば ba

b-line: び bi

b-line: ぶ bu

b-line: べ be

b-line: ぼ bo

p-line: ぱ pa

p-line: ぴ pi

p-line: ぷ pu

p-line: ぺ pe

p-line: ぽ po

Audio Sounds for 拗音 (youon)

k-line きゃ kya きゅ kyu きょ kyo
s-line しゃ sha しゅ shu しょ sho
t-line ちゃ cha ちゅ chu ちょ cho
n-line にゃ nya にゅ nyu にょ nyo
h-line ひゃ hya ひゅ hyu ひょ hyo
m-line みゃ mya みゅ myu みょ myo
r-line りゃ rya りゅ ryu りょ ryo

Click on the play button to play each audio sound.

k-line: きゃ kya

k-line: きゅ kyu

k-line: きょ kyo

s-line: しゃ sha

s-line: しゅ shu

s-line: しょ sho

t-line: ちゃ cha

t-line: ちゅ chu

t-line: ちょ cho

n-line: にゃ nya

n-line: にゅ nyu

n-line: にょ nyo

h-line: ひゃ hya

h-line: ひゅ hyu

h-line: ひょ hyo

m-line: みゃ mya

m-line: みゅ myu

m-line: みょ myo

r-line: りゃ rya

r-line: りゅ ryu

r-line: りょ ryo

Audio Sounds for 拗音 (youon) with 濁点 (dakuten) and 半濁点 (handakuten)

g-line ぎゃ gya ぎゅ gyu ぎょ gyo
z-line じゃ ja じゅ ju じょ jo
b-line びゃ bya びゅ byu びょ byo
p-line ぴゃ pya ぴゅ pyu ぴょ pyo

Click on the play button to play each audio sound.

g-line: ぎゃ gya

g-line: ぎゅ gyu

g-line: ぎょ gyo

z-line: じゃ ja

z-line: じゅ ju

z-line: じょ jo

b-line: びゃ bya

b-line: びゅ byu

b-line: びょ byo

p-line: ぴゃ pya

p-line: ぴゅ pyu

p-line: ぴょ pyo

Audio Sounds for 促音 (sokuon)

Without sokuon Meaning With sokuon Meaning
かこ kako (過去) past かっこ kakko (括弧) parenthesis
にし nishi (西)
west にっし nisshi (日誌) journal
うた uta (歌)
song うった utta (売った) sold
きて kite (着て) wear きって kitte (切手) stamp

Listen to the differences between words with sokuon and without sokuon.

1. Without sokuon: かこ kako (過去) - past

2. With sokuon: かっこ kakko (括弧) - parenthesis

3. Without sokuon: にし nishi (西) - west

4. With sokuon: にっし nisshi (日誌) - journal

5. Without sokuon: うた uta (歌) - song

6. With sokuon: うった utta (売った) - sold

7. Without sokuon: きて kite (着て) - wear

8. With sokuon: きって kitte (切手) - stamp

Audio Sounds for Long Vowels 長音 (chouon)

Without chouon Meaning With chouon Meaning
おばさん obasan aunt おばあさん obaasan grandmother
おじさん ojisan uncle おじいさん ojiisan grandfather
いえ ie (家)
home いいえ iie
つち tsuchi (土) earth つうち tsuuchi (通知) notice
ここ koko here こうこう koukou (高校) high school

Listen to the differences between words with chouon and without chouon.

1. Without chouson: おばさん obasan - aunt

2. With chouon: おばあさん obaasan - grandmother

3. Without chouson: おじさん ojisan - uncle

4. With chouon: おじいさん ojiisan - grandfather

5. Without chouon: いえ ie (家) - home

6. With chouon: いいえ iie - no

7. Without chouon: つち tsuchi (土) - earth

8. With chouon: つうち tsuuchi (通知) - notice

9. Without chouon: ここ koko - here

10. With chouon: こうこう koukou (高校) - high school

If you want to make your pronunciations perfect, always come to this "Learn to speak Japanese online" page to practise your reading of each hiragana character.

Related Page

FAQ Page: What are sokuon and long vowels?



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