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Day 1
が・ぎ・ぐ・げ・ご

JLPT: N5

LEVEL: Intermediate


ひらがな Hiragana

Welcome to this 5-day stay. Through this stay, you will find the same syllables learned in the beginner's journey. The distinction is on the pronunciation of syllables, which is different. It happens when we add two strokes at the top right. Today, let's see the syllables beginning with the letter -k- but with two strokes at the top right, we pronounce as -g-.

Kana to romanization

Look carefully at all characters used to transcribe the Japanese syllabary. Find on this table on top the Japanese Hiragana and at the bottom the romanized version in the English alphabet.

gagigugego

Pronunciation

kana to alphabet

FlashCard

Tips: Go left to right and right to left, trying to memorize each character. Close your eyes and try to visualize the characters in your head.

Play by hovering over the kana with your mouse (or touch on your phone) the kana to see the transliteration.

Writing

write

Now take a sheet of paper and practice writing each Hiragana below several times. Observe the order of the strokes to be able to draw the characters correctly. The color blue indicates the first stroke, pink the second stroke, green the third stroke, and yellow/brown for the last stroke.

kana order

Reading

Let's move on to practice with these different words to read. Read all the Hiragana and check your answers below. Do the same exercise again another day to consolidate your memorize.

がい

かぎ

ぐち

げかい

ごい

See the answers
Note: Reading words are examples. They are shown for reading practice only. There is no need to memorize them at this step of learning. You will have the opportunity to learn them later in the vocabulary section.

Good job!

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Hiragana learned!

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