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Hiragana & Katakana

Unique features of these tables:

Switch between hiragana and katakana -- ideal for testing youself;
Includes the maru-moji font popular among young people;
Has notes on vowel and consonant doubling;
Lists katakana combinations used for the pronunciation of foreign words.

Hiragana and katakana are syllabaries used to write Japanese. Apart from the shape of the letters, there's little difference between them. However, the fact that katakana is used to write foreign words gives rise to some special features (see Tables 4 and 5 of katakana). For further information on hiragana and katakana and how they function in Japanese, see the Japanese Writing System.

Hiragana

(Choice of 3 fonts)
 
Kaisho (Brush-writing style)
Mincho (Printing style)
Maru-moji (Rough 'slangy' font)
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4

Katakana

(Choice of 3 fonts)
 
Kaisho (Brush-writing style)
Mincho (Printing style)
Maru-moji (Rough 'slangy' font)
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5

 

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