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 N consonant — just one character.

Pronouncing N-ん

First, let’s cover how to pronounce this character. You might think the N sound would be pretty simple. It is, but there is something I want you to know about it.

Stand-Alone Syllable

The N sound is its own standalone syllable.

Take for example the Japanese word for bakery: panya (パンや). It is pronounced pa-n-ya, not pa-nya (you will learn nya in a later lesson).

Recall Practice

Time to practice! Just like in all lessons, do this as many times as it takes for you to feel like you can confidently select the correct answer without guessing.

This recall brings back らりるれろ to combine with ん. After this lesson the recall practices will combine more characters.

Good job! Continue practicing until you can confidently complete this with ease. Use the buttons below to restart the practice (challenge yourself with inverted and challenge mode).

Once this practice feels easy to you it’s time to take a quick break and then move on to the next lesson.