Welcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online, where Kiki and Koko use the technological power of QUIZBO™, the quiz generating robot and all around swell AI bloke, to create the most useful content they can to test your Japanese knowledge.
Today we ask: Can you recognise the hiragana and match it to its reading? Now, you’ll be able to find out!
We have our helpful computer friend, QUIZBO™, here to read each of the hiragana aloud to you, and you can do your best to identify which character they said! If you’ve been here since the previous lesson, you’ll know that QUIZBO™ is always available to listen to in his mobile form as QUIZBO™ mini; so, no worries if you need to have him repeat something, he’s here to help!
Maybe you’re not quite sure about how each of these are read… But, that’s okay as well! If you’re not quite sure of the matching moji (文字, characters), you can still guess to study/revise. Or, if you want something a bit more concrete, be sure to visit the Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! blog or online site where we have a whole lesson for you on how to read あいうえお! QUIZBO™ is there to help you read as well!
As for this quiz: the overall questions are in the same order each time, but the answers are randomised, so you can always return or refresh to study/revise!
So, without further ado:
Let’s NihonGO!! あいうえお!!
[Questions with QUIZBO™]
#1.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【o】
In romaji, 「お」 is transliterated as 「o」which sounds like 「o」 in 「hope」in neutral American pronunciation.
#2.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【e】
In romaji, 「え」 is transliterated as 「e」which sounds like 「ay」 in 「bay」in neutral American pronunciation.
#3.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【i】
In romaji, 「い」 is transliterated as 「i」which sounds like 「i」 in 「Pisa」
#4.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【a】
In romaji, 「あ」 is transliterated as 「a」which sounds like ahh
#5.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【u】
In romaji, 「う」 is transliterated as 「u」which sounds like 「oo」 in 「fool」
Did you get them all correct? Let us know in the comments below! If you did, congratulations! You’re one step closer to learning how to read Japanese!
If you didn’t, no worries! You’re still on your way! Learning a new language doesn’t happen overnight~ (Unless you’re a computer– And, if you are a sentient computer, we welcome our new computer overlords.) If you don’t quite have it, you’re always welcome to come back or refresh this page and try again. The answers randomise, so it should make it more useful for self-study.
We hope this was/will be helpful for you on your Japanese learning journey!
Until next time, thank you for visiting!