Hiragana Quiz | Match the English Syllable to the Hiragana Character

Hiragana Quiz

Here’s a Hiragana Quiz to keep those language skills sharp.

Modern Japanese consists of three systems: Hiragana and Katakana (two Japanese alphabets) and Kanji a writing system adapted from Chinese characters. Hiragana is a phonetic alphabet and the most basic part of the Japanese alphabet. Hiragana is used for “native” words like conjunctions, particles, and furigana (kanji pronunciation). Katakana is used for foreign “loan” words, sound effects, and for emphasis.

Learning Japanese or just need a refresher on the basics? Name the English syllable that matches the Hiragana character in this fun Hiragana quiz. If you like this, try some of our other language quizzes.