is the Japanese writing symbol which represents the basic sounds of Japanese.
In other words, the phonetical 'alphabet'.
Hiragana was originally developed from an ancient Japanese writing system that represented the pronunciation for Chinese characters. Nowdays, Hiragana is generally used for words that have no corresponding Kanji symbols, or it is used as grammatical particles and suffixes. That is to say Hiragana is often used along with Kanji symbols in everyday Japanese writing.
You'll notice that the appearance of a Hiragana symbol is more roundish than Kanji or Katakana. Generally speaking, Hiragana symbols have simpler strokes than most Kanji symbols.
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