Here is a really simple program to practice your hiragana : |
HiraTest 1.3 from 30/11/2002.
New in version 1.3 :
- Nothing :) Fixed the code for KataTest (below)
New in version 1.2 :
- Option to show the correct answer if you're wrong
- Keeps scores
New in version 1.1 :
- Fixed Romaji for "SA", which read "A" -- thanks Jer_Beornhelm
- Fixed Romaji for "FU", which read "HU" -- thanks Komodo Nibblies
- Added a Romaji-to-Hiragana practice mode
The program shows you a single Hiragana character, plus five
Romaji syllables. Naturally you're supposed to pick the right
one :) If you do so, a green rectangle appears; otherwise, a red
cross is drawn. One second after answering, a new character will
You can also practice the other way around -- a Romaji syllable
is shown together with 5 images of Hiragana symbols. Click on the
button below the correct symbol to see if you're right.
The download is only a few Kb, and everything is
bitmap based, so this program works, even if you don't have a
Japanese font on your machine.
Please note that I made this program to have a means to practice
myself -- so it is possible that there are errors, a wrong
answer being taken for correct, or vice versa. If you find one,
please mail me at bert [at] bpeers [dot] com, but check with the
latest version first.
The characters were copy pasted from text typed in wordpad on a
vanilla Japanese Windows 2000 -- so stylistic fantasies are hopefully
Online version of this page is here.
Screenshots from version 1.2 :