Introduction to Japanese Hiragana Letter

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Introduction to Japanese Hiragana Letter

One of the most basic letter which is used in Japanese language is Hiragana. Consists of 46 basic characters in order to find a simple way to read kanji letters which is too cryptic and too many of them, in around 9th century, the Japanese developed hiragana letter.

So, every kanji’s pronunciation can be pronounced and written in hiragana letter in order to simplify and aid those who is in the middle of learning Japanese language especially beginners or those who cannot read kanji at all. In the contrary of a kanji letter which can depict or illustrate a certain meaning from the kanji letter itself especially when we write or pronounce it, hiragana is just a letter with no meaning at all when we spell it. It is a consists of five vowel syllables and the rest of the letter are the combination of consonant and vowel syllables.

This is the diagram of those 46 basic hiragana letters.

Every person which takes his or her path in learning Japanese language has to start read and write in hiragana letter since it is the fundamental and the most basic letter which is used in Japanese language. In Japanese’s daily conversation or writing activities, hiragana can be very useful because it can used as kana or a single unit character that represents kanji. It is very helpful in order to be easily read and to be easily written for those who begins learning Japanese language or those who finds some difficulties in reading kanji or cannot even read the kanji letters at all.



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