Write Japanese Hiragana

Let's practise how to write Japanese hiragana characters in the correct way.

There are only 46 of them. In this section you will get to learn the first 25 characters.

In the diagrams that you are going to see, the first character on the left in each row shows the full hiragana character.

The subsequent columns show you the strokes in the correct order. By following the green line of each stroke, memorize how each character is written.

After a few rounds of practice, learn to write each character without looking at the diagram.

As most hiragana characters are quite simple to write, you should not have any problem writing them after some practices.

You just need to be careful on some characters that look similar.

Write Hiragana in the a-line

The following diagram shows how to write hiragana characters あ (a), い (i), う (u), え (e) and お (o) in the correct order and strokes.

Write Japanese Hiragana in a-line

Write Hiragana in the ka-line

The following diagram shows how to write hiragana characters か (ka), き (ki), く (ku), け (ke) and こ (ko) in the correct order and strokes.

Bear in mind that for the character き (ki), the 3rd stroke is not connected to the 4th stroke. However, most software and printed documents still show that the 2 strokes are linked together.

Just be sure that when you are writing, keep the 2 strokes separate. The same goes to the character さ (sa) in sa-line.

Write Japanese Hiragana in ka-line

Write Hiragana in the sa-line

The following diagram shows how to write hiragana characters さ (sa), し (shi), す (su), せ (se) and そ (so) in the correct order and strokes.

Write Japanese Hiragana in sa-line

Write Hiragana in the ta-line

The following diagram shows how to write hiragana characters た (ta), ち (chi), つ (tsu), て (te) and と (to) in the correct order and strokes.

Write Japanese Hiragana in ta-line

Write Hiragana in the na-line

The following diagram shows how to write hiragana characters な (na), に (ni), ぬ (nu), ね (ne) and の (no) in the correct order and strokes.

Write Japanese Hiragana in na-line

Remember, practice makes perfect. With some hard work, you will soon be able to write hiragana characters without referring to the diagrams.

Do you want to learn more about how to write all the Japanese hiragana and katakana characters? Make sure you check out these video lessons where you will be guided through every single letter.

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Related Pages

1. Learn to write hiragana in the ha-line, ma-line, ya-line, ra-line, wa, wo and n.

2. Learn to write katakana in the a-line, ka-line, sa-line, ta-line and na-line.

3. Learn to write katakana in the ha-line, ma-line, ya-line, ra-line, wa, wo and n.

To know more, I recommend you take a look at this book on hiragana.

 

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