Learning to Read Japanese Hiragana

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As you learn Japanese, learning to read hiragana is your first step in reading the language. Each hiragana letter has its own pronunciation. The key is to practice reading the letters over and over until the pronunciation comes naturally to you. Try this free Nihongo-Pro quiz to see if you know these hiragana letters.
ひらがな よめる?

ひらがなを おぼえましょう。  
Let's learn Hiragana.

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「く」は どう よみますか。  
How do you read [く]
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「し」は どう よみますか。  
How do you read [し]
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「つ」は どう よみますか。  
How do you read [つ]
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「て」は どう よみますか。  
How do you read [て]
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「へ」は どう よみますか。  
How do you read [へ]
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