Hiragana is a writing system of Japan. The Hiragana system is a pronounceable character system. It is a form of spelling and is used through Japan for inflections. Therefore a knowledge of Hiragana is essential to an understanding of the Japanese language, it is used for native words of Japan. There are forty six basic symbols.
Cat is pronounced as Ne ko and written as ねこ。 Dog is pronounced as E nu and written as いぬ。 Japan is pronounced as nee hon and written as にほん。