Hiragana Boot Camp

Train Yourself Here’s what I want you to do. Use this recall practice now — do it as many times as you can. Once every character is super easy for you to

Hiragana Diphthongs

In the last lesson, you learned the extended hiragana characters. The biggest lesson so far in this course. Now we’re moving into combinations adding 30 new sounds to the language. Luckily, this

Extended Hiragana

In the last lesson, you learned the syllabic N character. A super simple lesson for sure. Now we’re going to dive into modifiers that change some of the characters into new consonants:

Hiragana-N

In the last lesson, we went over わ and を — a super simple lesson with just a couple similar characters to worry about. This is probably this simplest lesson — the

Hiragana-WA WO

In the last lesson, we went over やゆよ — a simple lesson without anything to trick you. The W consonant is even easier because there are only two of them (though sometimes

Hiragana-YA YU YO

In the last lesson, we went over らりるれろ — a straightforward lesson without anything to trick you. The Y consonant is even easier because there are only three of them. YA YU

Hiragana-RA RI RU RE RO

In the last lesson, we went over まみむめも — a simple lesson without any real gotchas. The R consonant in this lesson is simple too, but there is a pronunciation issue to

Hiragana-MA MI MU ME MO

In the last lesson we went over はひふへほ — a lesson with a unique character to watch out for. The M consonant is back to simple, comfortable learning again. It’s nice to

Hiragana-HA HI FU HE HO

In the last lesson, we went over なにぬねの — a pretty simple lesson with not much to watch out for. Get ready though, the H consonant series throws a couple of curve-balls

Hiragana-NA NI NU NE NO

In the last lesson, we went over たちつてと. Let’s add the N consonant to your toolkit. This is a very simple lesson, nothing tricky just like in the K consonant series. Phew,

Hiragana-TA CHI TSU TE TO

In the last lesson, we went over さしすせそ and here we’ll cover the T consonant characters. This series has a couple of odd characters to think about: ち (chi) and つ (tsu).

Hiragana-SA SHI SU SE SO

In the last lesson we went over かきくけこ and here we’ll add the S consonant characters to your repertoire. This series has an odd character to think about: し (shi). Just keep

Learn Hiragana

Hello! If you’re ready to start your journey to learning “enough” Japanese to maximize your time in this intriguing country, you’re in the right place. This is Hiragana 101. 🙂 Where I’ll

Learn Hiragana-KA KI KU KE KO

In the last lesson we went over あいうえお — the core vowel sounds. The Japanese language consists of simply adding consonants to these core sounds. Let’s start with K first. This is

Learn Hiragana-A I U E O

First up are the core vowel characters. These are important to learn as they make up the foundation of the other characters going forward. What is Romaji? Before we get into these