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Kanji Lesson for Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1, Chapter 1

Learn the kanji from Chapter 1 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1

The following kanji has been selected to aid students as they study Chapter 1 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1.

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Kanji for this lesson

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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. month, moon
Readings
Kun'yomi: つき。
On'yomi: ガツ、ゲツ。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. tree, wood
Readings
Kun'yomi: き、こ、こ-。
On'yomi: モク、ボク。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mountain
Readings
Kun'yomi: やま。
On'yomi: サン、セン。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. stream, river, river or 3-stroke river radical (no. 47)
Readings
Kun'yomi: かわ。
On'yomi: セン。
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5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. rice field, rice paddy
Readings
Kun'yomi: た。
On'yomi: デン、テン。
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2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. person
Readings
Kun'yomi: ひと、-と、-り。
On'yomi: ニン、ジン。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. mouth
Readings
Kun'yomi: くち、ふり。
On'yomi: ク、コウ。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. car
Readings
Kun'yomi: くるま。
On'yomi: シャ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gate, counter for cannons
Readings
Kun'yomi: かど、いえ、じょう、と、みうち、も、かな、ど、ひろ、ゆき。
On'yomi: モン、ボン。


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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

hi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. day
  2. sun
nichiyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Sunday
mikka
noun
  1. the third day of the month
nihon
nippon
noun
  1. Japan
getsuyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Monday
ikkagetsu
noun
  1. one month
mokuyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Thursday
fujisan
noun
  1. Mt Fuji
kazan
noun, no adjective
  1. volcano
ogawa
noun
  1. streamlet; brook
tanbo
noun
  1. paddy field
suiden
noun
  1. (water-filled) paddy field
hitori
noun
  1. one person
nihonjin
noun
  1. Japanese person
sannin
noun
  1. three people
iriguchi
noun, no adjective
  1. entrance
deguchi
noun
  1. exit
jinkou
noun
  1. population
jidousha
noun
  1. automobile
densha
noun
  1. (electric) train
mon
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. gate
senmon
noun, no adjective
  1. speciality
ichigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. January
nigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. February
sangatsu
adverbial noun
  1. March
shigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. April
gogatsu
adverbial noun
  1. May
rokugatsu
adverbial noun
  1. June
shichigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. July
hachigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. August
kugatsu
adverbial noun
  1. September
juugatsu
adverbial noun
  1. October
juuichigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. November
juunigatsu
adverbial noun
  1. December