Japanese Kana Chart


Japanese writing uses a combination of three scripts: Kanji (based on Chinese characters), and the two syllabaries shown below. Hiragana is used primarily for native Japanese words, whereas Katakana is used primarily for foreign words or for emphasis.

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  • Luke Wiseman on

    Wow, this is some information! Do you sometimes stay awake at night worrying if you have got everything correct?
    Best wishes

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