In this lesson you will learn to recognize the hiragana characters in the table below.
Later on, you will encounter the small っ, which is also a hiragana character.
This character does not represent a specific sound, but is used to create a double consonant.
For example, the word やっぱり is written yappari and the word ほっこり is
written hokkori. In the lesson about conjugating い-adjectives you will encounter the word なかった.
This word is pronounced na + kat + ta with the か ending with a t-sound intead of the usual a-sound.