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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)
practice writing the following common Japanese word starting with ra in hiragana.
- Camel: らくだ | rakuda
ri in hiragana (り, ree)
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)
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)
practice writing the following common Japanese word starting with re in hiragana.
- Train: れっしゃ | ressha
ro in hiragana (ろ, roh)
practice writing the following common Japanese word starting with ro in hiragana.
- Candle: ろうそく | rousoku
Hiragana Writing Practice Video
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.