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Hiragana A-line

Okay, let’s start learning some hiragana! All Japanese words, except for foreign loan words, can be written in hiragana. Modern Japanese uses 46 basic hiragana characters. Let’s look at the first five characters, the vowels.

あぎょう agyoo the A-line
a ありがとうございます。 Arigatoo gozaimasu.
Thank you.
i はい。 Hai.
Yes.
u うち uchi
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e おなまえは? Onamae wa?
What’s your name?
o おなまえは? Onamae wa?
What’s your name?