An easy way to learn ひらがな（Hiragana）
This might be your first attempt at learning japanese, and learning how to read and write is really important for that. Hiragana is one of the "alphabets" used in japanese and the first you should learn. There are many ways to learn hiragana but if we take advantage of words you might already know it'll be much easier.
What is the plan?
I made a list for you with mostly japanese words that are already common outside of Japan. You will recognize most if not all of them with the help of the hiragana chart. There are pictures on the bottom half of the word list to help you. For the first half try to figure them out for yourself.
You improve what you train, so if you train recognition and recall, you'll learn to recognize and recall hiragana.
How to learn?
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- After this section you will see a chart and a word list written in hiragana.
- Copy the chart on paper at least once to get familiar with them.
- Use the chart to decipher the words in the list, you will certainly be familiar with most of them already.
- Go to Forvo and paste the word to get a recording of it. Listen carefully to the reading.
- Copy the words to practice hiragana.
- In subsequent days try to rewrite the chart from memory. For the ones you couldn't remember practice writing the words that contain them.
- Eventually you will know all of them, and acquire the ability to figure out the rest on your own.
- It takes very little time if you do it this way, but do it every day.
The " and ° you'll see in the chart change the sounds. か(ka) becomes が(ga), は(ha) becomes ば(ba)、and so on. ほ becomes ぽ（po), or ぼ（bo). And so on. All the possibiities are in the chart anyway and I didn't include words with those variants because as you'll see, just by remembering ほ or か the rest follows.
しゃ and りゃ and so on do a sound change but this time is like a blend between the big character and the small one. Worry about this once you've mastered the following list. There's nothing daunting about that. This process should take you a week, or two at most, at a slow pace, not months.
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