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Useful Japanese phrases. アニメ・マンガの日本語 Japanese in Anime & Manga. 『「The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜」。』!? Learn Japanese. Hiragana. Hiragana (平仮名, ひらがな?)


Is a Japanese syllabary, one basic component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (the Latin-script alphabet). Hiragana is used to write native words for which there are no kanji, including grammatical particles such as から kara "from", and suffixes such as さん ~san "Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms. " Likewise, hiragana is used to write words whose kanji form is obscure, not known to the writer or readers, or too formal for the writing purpose. There is also some flexibility for words that have common kanji renditions to be optionally written instead in hiragana, according to an individual author's preference.

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