Learn Hiragana | ra ri ru re ro

The Japanese alphabet known as hiragana is the native Japanese writing system. Master reading, writing, and speaking the hiragana characters (ra ri ru re ro | らりるれろ) by following the examples below.

Use the illustrations from The Jappon Hiragana Chart to easily memorize each character while also learning new common Japanese words. See if you can find them in the illustrations!

How To Write Hiragana

Learn how to write hiragana by following the stroke orders below. For more help on how to write each character, see the hiragana practice video below.

ra in hiragana (ら, rah)

ra in Hiragana Chart
How to write ra in Hiragana

practice writing the following common Japanese word starting with ra in hiragana.

  • Camel: らくだ | rakuda

ri in hiragana (り, ree)

ri in Hiragana Chart
How to write ri in Hiragana

practice writing these common Japanese words starting with ri in hiragana.

  • Apple: りんご | ringo
  • Green Tea: りょくちゃ | ryokucha

ru in hiragana (る, roo)

ru in Hiragana Chart
How to write ru in Hiragana

practice writing these common Japanese words including ru in hiragana.

  • Frog: かえる | kaeru
  • Yippee!: るんるん| runrun

re in hiragana (れ, reh)

re in Hiragana Chart
How to write re in Hiragana

practice writing the following common Japanese word starting with re in hiragana.

  • Train: れっしゃ | ressha

ro in hiragana (ろ, roh)

ro in Hiragana Chart
How to write ro in Hiragana

practice writing the following common Japanese word starting with ro in hiragana.

  • Candle: ろうそく | rousoku

Hiragana Writing Practice Video

Hiragana Pronunciation

Learn hiragana pronunciation by listening to a native Japanese speaker.

Hiragana Chart | Learn More Hiragana Characters

Learn more hiragana characters through fun illustrations with the Jappon Hiragana Chart, by downloading hiragana practice worksheets, or by reviewing additional articles on how to learn hiragana.

Hiragana Chart, ra ri ru re ro, らりるれろ

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