Hiragana is a Japanese syllabary. It means "ordinary" and "simple".
There are 3 different written Japanese scripts:
Hiragana is the basic Japanese alphabet.
It consists of 46 characters.
This page will focus on the 5 Hiragana vowel sounds.
a - think of an apple
The a character is written with 3 strokes.
i - think of a pair of eyes
The i character is written with 2 strokes.
u - think of the word ugh!
The u character is written with 2 strokes.
e - think of an energetic ninja
The e character is written with 2 strokes.
o - think of a UFO
The o character is written with 3 strokes.
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