The network of “hiragana” is sometimes called gojūon, 五十音 or “fifty sounds”. “In Japanese, hieroglyphs are formed by a combination of a vowel and its associates (sound and symbol). Hiragana grid where you can see it, such as in a mirror when you brush your teeth, can also help the brain remember the hieroglyphs the next time you need to phonetically break a word written in Japanese. The Hiragana grid shows how Japanese consonants and vowels form sounds and signs together. The Japanese alphabet may at first seem a bit unusual because it is based on a character called Kana, but once you orientate you will notice that the system is surprisingly simple because it is largely phonetic. The next steps will help beginners to learn the hiragana and the Japanese alphabet to consolidate the concept and create a good basis for understanding the Japanese writing. One of the best ways to learn hiragana is just to try to pronounce Japanese words and divide them into hieroglyphs. This 5×10 grid, with consonants on top and vowels on the right, was designed to display fifty original Japanese sounds, although four of these sounds are not used in modern language. Although the Japanese alphabet seems daunting at first sight because it is based on an unusual system of signs, the use of hiragana is surprisingly simple. When you start learning the Japanese alphabet, it may be useful to develop an exercise that emphasizes the rhythm or rhyme of the sounds of a song. Various diacritics or symbols are added to hiragana, increasing the alphabet from 46 to 81 symbols or sounds. Hieroglyphs for the sound of G, Z, D, and B are created in Japanese by variations of the characters K, S, T, and H, which are called dakuta. Often it is possible to divide the pronounced words by phonetic principle and to translate them into symbols with minimum efforts, using your Hiragana grid.