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Video:Learn Japanese: How to Pronounce Hiragana Part 6 ha, hi, fu, he, ho

with Ayaka Hills

Understanding hiragana is an important part of learning Japanese. Here's a guide to the hiragana characters ha, hi, fu, he, ho.See Transcript

Transcript:Learn Japanese: How to Pronounce Hiragana Part 6 ha, hi, fu, he, ho

Hi, I'm Ayaka Hills of Hills Learning in New York, for About.com. In this video, I am going show you how to pronounce the hiragana characters はひふへほ (ha, hi, hu, he, ho).

Hiragana Characters "ha," "hi" and "fu"

Let's begin with は (ha). "Ha." は (ha) is used to write はた (hata), which means "flag." はた (hata), flag.

The next character is ひ (hi). "Hi." ひ (hi) is used to write ひかり (hikari), which means "light." ひかり (hikari), light.

Next, let's pronounce ふ (fu). "Fu." ふ (fu) is used to write ふね (fune), which means "boat." ふね (fune), boat.

Hiragana Characters "he" and "ho"

The next character is へ (he). "He." へ (he) is used to write へや (heya), which means "room." へや (heya), room.

The next character is ほ (ho). "Ho." ほ (ho) is used to write ほし (hoshi), which means "star." ほし (hoshi), star.

はひふへほ (ha, hi, fu, he, ho) "Ha," "hi," "fu," "he," "ho."

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