Hiragana (平仮名, ひらがな, Japanese pronunciation: [çiɾaɡana]) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (Latin script). It is a phonetic lettering system. The word hiragana literally means "ordinary" or "simple" kana ("simple" originally as contrasted with kanji).[1][2]

>phonetic lettering
>letters are syllables actually
>слог

>IPA >НЕХ
>international phonetic alphabet

kanji> 平仮名
hiragana> ひらがな

>が
>/ga