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Japanese Syllabaries

Japanese Syllabaries

The Japanese language has three types of characters: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. Hiragana and Katakana are phonetic symbols, each representing one syllable. Learn the Japanese syllabaries as the first step for reading and writing.

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Hiragana page 1
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Japanese syllabaries for downloading

After downloading the Hiragana and Katakana lists and printing them on paper, you can practice writing by tracing over the letters. The order in which the strokes are written is also explained. That is an important point for writing Japanese characters beautifully.

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