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Kana

Kana is a Japanese syllabic scripts consesting of Hiragana and Katakana. In the table below hiragana (center), katakana (right), and romaji (left). Each kana character corresponds to one sound in the Japanese language.

In 1946, the Japanese Ministry of Education made 'wi' and 'we' obsolete and are no longer used.

Click on the Kana in the charts below to view stroke animation.

Dakuon (濁音) and Handakuon (半濁音)
gagigugego
zajizuzezo
dadidudedo
babibubebo
papipupepo
Yōon (拗音)
kyaきゃキャkyuきゅキュkyoきょキョ
shaしゃシャshuしゅシュshoしょショ
chaちゃチャchuちゅチュchoちょチョ
nyaにゃニャnyuにゅニュnyoにょニョ
hyaひゃヒャhyuひゅヒュhyoひょヒョ
myaみゃミャmyuみゅミュmyoみょミョ
ryaりゃリャryuりゅリュryoりょリョ
gyaぎゃギャgyuぎゅギュgyoぎょギョ
jaじゃジャjuじゅジュjoじょジョ
byaびゃビャbyuびゅビュbyoびょビョ
pyaぴゃピャpyuぴゅピュpyoぴょピョ