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Kanji Lesson for Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 2, Chapter 38

Learn the kanji from Chapter 38 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 2

The following kanji has been selected to aid students as they study Chapter 38 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 2.

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Kanji for this lesson

Stroke Count
11 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow
Readings
Kun'yomi: ほそ.い、ほそ.る、こま.か、こま.かい。
On'yomi: サイ、セイ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. plump, thick, big around
Readings
Kun'yomi: ふと.い、ふと.る。
On'yomi: タ、ダ、タイ。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. heavy, heap up, pile up, nest of boxes, -fold
Readings
Kun'yomi: B、おも.い、かさ.ねる、かさ.なる、しげ、おも.なう、おも.り、しげる、さね、え、おも。
On'yomi: ジュウ、チョウ。
Stroke Count
12 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. lightly, trifling, unimportant
Readings
Kun'yomi: かる.い、かろ.やか、かろ.んじる。
On'yomi: キョウ、ケイ、キン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. cramped, narrow, contract, tight
Readings
Kun'yomi: せま.い、せば.める、せば.まる、さ、はざ。
On'yomi: キョウ、ギョウ、コウ。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. weak, frail
Readings
Kun'yomi: よわ.い、よわ.まる、よわ.める、よわ.る、ゆわい、ゆわまる、ゆわる。
On'yomi: ニャク、ジャク。
Stroke Count
10 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. sleep, die, sleepy
Readings
Kun'yomi: ねむ.い、ねむ.る。
On'yomi: ミン、メン、ベン。
Stroke Count
8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
Readings
Kun'yomi: くる.しい、くる.しむ、くる.しめる、にが.い、にが.る、-ぐる.しい。
On'yomi: ク、コ。
Stroke Count
18 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. simplicity, brevity
Readings
On'yomi: ケン、カン。
Stroke Count
9 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. simple, one, single, merely
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひとえ。
On'yomi: タン、ゼン、セン。


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The following vocabulary is a list of common words using the above Kanji

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Vocabulary for this lesson

komakai
i adjective
  1. small
  2. fine
saibu
noun
  1. details
saibunka
noun
  1. subdivision
komakaiokane
noun
  1. small change
futoru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become fat
taiyou
noun
  1. sun
taiheiyou
noun
  1. Pacific Ocean
juudai
na adjective, noun
  1. important
taijuu
noun
  1. body weight (usu. one's own)
juuryoku
noun
  1. gravity
karui
i adjective
  1. light (i.e. not heavy)
keishoku
noun
  1. light meal
keiyu
noun
  1. gas oil
  2. light oil
keijidousha
noun
  1. light motor vehicle (up to 660cc and 64bhp)
semakimon
noun
  1. narrow gate
kyougi
noun, no adjective
  1. narrow sense (e.g. of a word)
yowaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to weaken
yowayowashii
i adjective
  1. frail
jakuten
noun
  1. weak point
nemuru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sleep (not necessarily lying down)
toumin
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. hibernation
anmin
noun, suru verb
  1. quiet sleep
kurushii
i adjective
  1. painful
kurushimu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to suffer
kutsuu
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. pain
kantan
na adjective, noun
  1. simple
koukuushokan
noun
  1. aerogramme
shokan
noun
  1. letter
tanni
adverb
  1. simply; only
tani
noun
  1. unit
tango
noun, no adjective
  1. word
tansuu
noun, no adjective
  1. singular number