How to write hiragana: a, i, u, e, o - あ、い、う、え、お

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How to write hiragana: a あ

how to write the hiragana a character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "a" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: あさ (asa) --- morning

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: a, i, u, e, o to learn the pronunciation of the hiragana "a". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Aikido, which also starts with the hiragana "a" character.

If you want to see all 46 hiragana characters and hear the pronunciation for each, try my Hiragana Audio Chart page. For a Handwritten Hiragana Chart, try this link.

To learn more about Japanese writing, try Japanese Writing for Beginners.

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How to write hiragana: i い

how to write the hiragana i character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "i" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: いぬ (inu) --- dog

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: a, i, u, e, o to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "i". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Ikebana, which also starts with the hiragana "i" character.

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How to write hiragana: u う

how to write the hiragana u character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "u" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: うみ (umi) --- sea

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: a, i, u, e, o to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "u". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Ukiyoe, which also starts with the hiragana "u" character.

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How to write hiragana: e え

how to write the hiragana e character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "e" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: えき (eki) --- station

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: a, i, u, e, o to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "e". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Edo, which also starts with the hiragana "e" character.

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How to write hiragana: o お

how to write the hiragana o character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "o" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: おかね (okane) --- money

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: a, i, u, e, o to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "o". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Ojigi, which also starts with the hiragana "o" character.