Even though I am in Japan for more than 4 months right now, I'm still worried about my Hiragana handwriting. Is it readable for Japanese? Because I know people had difficulties with reading my こ. Is there anything that has to change? (Well, I know it doesn't look like the beautiful characters in the chart when you first learn Hiragana.)

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    Don't worry too much. Although it might not be exactly text book hiragana, most Japanese people don't write very clearly, either. Compared to some handwritings I saw in highschool (even those of teachers), this looks totally fine. – Ben Steffan Apr 23 '17 at 15:55



Very good, but some hiraganas could be better.
Of course こ is very good.

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I think that it's not very easily readable...

I had some problem figuring out the "ら" and especially the whole sentence next to your chart.

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    Maybe you should disclose that you are a beginner in Japanese. I'm not a native speaker either, but to me all of the characters are easily readable and I expect that native speakers will likewise not have any trouble reading OP's handwriting. (That said, the balance of some characters could be improved—mackygoo's answer addresses those.) – Earthliŋ Apr 23 '17 at 17:02
  • Well, I know my handwriting is not perfect. But a beginner might be wrong. Except you percieve a learner of Japanese for 4 years as beginner. But I'm glad it's readable. – Caro Apr 24 '17 at 9:18

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