Japanese Lesson – Hiragana Renshuu 1

Hello Everyone, in this hiragana practice lesson (renshuu), you will be able to test your knowledge of the first 20 characters of the hiragana alphabet. Exercises contain listening, reading and writing practice, with solutions.

Let’s go! いこう!

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To do these exercises, take your favourite square grid paper and pencil. Ready? Go!

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Hiragana あ to そ

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Hiragana practice exercises

Here are 3 exercises to practice hiragana, starting with listening and writing, then reading and pronunciation, and finally transcription from rōmaji to hiragana.

Exercise 1

Write the hiragana for the following  sounds:

  • [a]
  • [ki]
  • [sa]
  • [te]
  • [i]
  • [ko]
  • [su]
  • [ta]
  • [o]
  • [se]

Exercise 2

Pronounce and write the following hiragana:

Exercise 3

Write the following words in hiragana:

  • [akai] / red /
  • [toshi ue]  / older, senior /
  • [tsukue to isu] / desk and chair /
  • [chiisai] / small /
  • [sushi] / sushi /
  • [shichi] / seven /
  • [soko] / there /
  • [osoi] / slow, late /
  • [seki] / seat, place /
  • [tasukete] / help! /

Corrections for the exercises are below.

Corrections

Here are the corrections for the 3 exercises.

Exercise 1

  • [a]: あ
  • [ki]: き
  • [sa]: さ
  • [te]: て
  • [i]: い
  • [ko]: こ
  • [su]: す
  • [ta]: た
  • [o]: お
  • [se]: せ

Exercise 2

  • え: [e]
  • く: [ku]
  • し: [shi]
  • と: [to]
  • う: [u]
  • け: [ke]
  • そ: [so]
  • つ: [tsu]
  • か: [ka]
  • ち: [chi]

Exercise 3

  • [akai] / red /: あかい
  • [toshi ue]  / older, senior /: としうえ
  • [tsukue to isu] / desk and chair /: つくえ と いす
  • [chiisai] / small /: ちいさい
  • [sushi] / sushi /: すし
  • [shichi] / seven /: しち
  • [soko] / there /: そこ
  • [osoi] / slow, late /: おそい
  • [seki] / seat, place /: せき
  • [tasukete] / help! /: たすけて!

This is the end of this first hiragana practice! I hope you did perform well. And if this wasn’t the case, take some time to review the first lessons on hiragana and come back here again. Practice and commitment make perfect!

Do not hesitate to share your feedback, and see you soon for new hiragana!

Stéphane

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