More Hiragana Letters – Dakuon and Handakuon

In this lesson, we will learn more Hiragana letters, called “Dakuon” and “Handakuon”. Dakuon has two dots and Handakuon has a circle.

Hiragana Dakuon and Handakuon Chart

Here is the Hiragana dakuon and handakuon chart.

You can download the Hiragana Katakana Charts!

Hiragana Dakuon and Handakuon Audio

Let’s read Hiragana dakuon and handakuon together. Please listen to the audio and repeat afterwards.

At the first row, you can see “が、ぎ、ぐ、げ、ご”.


At the second row. “ざ、じ、ず、ぜ、ぞ”.


At the third, “だ、ぢ、づ、で、ど”.

 Note: The sounds of ぢand じ, づ and ず are completely same.

At the fourth, “ば、び、ぶ、べ、ぼ”.


At the fifth, “ぱ、ぴ、ぷ、ぺ、ぽ”.


Hiragana Dakuon and Handakuon Quiz

Read each letter. After reading, listen to the audio and check the answer.

ごはん (cooked rice)


かぜ  (wind / cold)


じかん (time)


だいがく (university)


ばん (evening)


えんぴつ (pencil)


Well Done! You have learned all Dakuon and Handakuon Hiragana letters!

Hiragana Learning Course contents

8 Reasons why you should learn Hiragana

46 basic Hitagana Letters

More Hiragana Letters – Dakuon and Handakuon (this post)

More+ Hiragana Letters – Yōon

Some More Hiragana Letters – Long Vowels and Small “っ”

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