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Complete Hiragana

Once you have learnt the Basic Hiragana, let us look into advanced or complete Hiranaga alpabhets.

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Complete Hiragana Chart

This complete Hiragana chart is explained below:

In the Basic Hiragana Chart, we learned that they are called Gojuon - the 50 Sounds.

Now, let us see more additional sounds - Dakuon, Han-dakuon and Yoon.
As you can note from the Basic Hiragana Chart, ON stands for SOUND.

Dakuon sounds are additional sounds to the basic hiragana set - Gojuon.
Additional sounds are represented by adding " to the basic sounds of Ka, Sa, Ta and Ha series making Ga, Za, Da and Ba series.

Dakuon chart:

Complete Hiragana Chart - Dakuon

Note: In modern Japanese, じ、ぢ and ず、づ are pronounced the same (See image above). However, the hirgana are used distinctively for words with repeated sound and words with rendaku. Eg: 続く(つづく) and 気付く(きづく) 

Q: How to type づ and ぢ?
Ans: Type Du to get づ (pronounced Zu)
and Type Di to get ぢ (pronounced Ji)

Only for Ha/Ba series, one more set of additional sounds created by adding a degree sign instead of ", making Pa series. This is called Han Dakuon. Refer the chart below.

Han Dakuon chart:

Complete Hiragana Chart - Han Dakuon

Yoon sounds are formed by adding "Ya, Yu, Yo" to the Basic Sounds "Ki, Shi, Chi, Ni, Hi, Mi, Ri"

Complete Hiragana Chart - Yoon sounds

and Yoon sounds are formed by adding "Ya, Yu, Yo" to the Dakuon and Han-dakuon sounds "Gi, Ji, Ji, Bi, Pi"

Complete Hiragana Chart - Yoon sounds

Note: ぢゃ、ぢゅ and ぢょ is siimilar to じ、ぢ case in Dakuon Chart above.
Q: How to type ぢゃ、ぢゅ and ぢょ?
Ans: Type Dya to get ぢゃ (pronounced Ja)
Type Dyu to get ぢゅ (pronounced Ju)
and Type Dyo to get ぢょ (pronounced Jo)

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The letters are ordered from left to right as that is how modern Japanese text and reading materials are written. Traditionally the chart will have letters ordered from top to bottom and right to left. So in case if you come across a chart like top to bottom or right to left, do not get surprised.

As you can note again, remember to split up Japanese words to understand the formation and meaning. For example: by understanding the above you know jyu stands for 10. Let us say, you have learned NI is for Two. Now you can make 20 by combining Ni + Jyu = NiJyu.

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