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Table of Hiragana Characters (Maru-moji)


Table 2. Syllables with Voiced Consonants and 'P'

Maru-moji ('rounded letters') have been a favourite among young people for many years. They are of special interest to manga and anime fans. But they're not recommended for learners unless you (1) want to annoy hell out of your teacher or (2) want to destroy any chance of ever learning to write Japanese properly.
To see the katakana equivalent of each character, pass your cursor over the top (may not work on mobile phones).

gaga gigi gugu gege gogo
Notes
zaza jizi zuzu zeze zozo じ is pronounced ji
dada jidi zudu dede dodo = ji and = zu, same as the letters in the row above. These two kana are not often used. on its own is the sign of a proctological clinic (for the treatment of piles). For a few examples of in use, see Du.
baba bibi bubu bebe bobo  
papa pipi pupu pepe popo  

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