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Kanji Lesson for Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1, Chapter 2

Learn the kanji from Chapter 2 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1

The following kanji has been selected to aid students as they study Chapter 2 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1.

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Kanji for this lesson

Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. fire
Readings
Kun'yomi: -び、ひ、ほ-。
On'yomi: カ。
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4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. water
Readings
Kun'yomi: みず、みづ、み、みず-。
On'yomi: スイ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. gold
Readings
Kun'yomi: かね、かな、-がね、かな-。
On'yomi: コン、キン、ゴン。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. soil, earth, ground, Turkey
Readings
Kun'yomi: つち、ひじ。
On'yomi: ド、ツ、ト。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、ね、-こ。
On'yomi: ス、シ、ツ。
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3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. woman, female
Readings
Kun'yomi: おんな、め、をとめ、むすめ、なんじ。
On'yomi: ニョウ、ニョ、ジョ。
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8 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. study, learning, science
Readings
Kun'yomi: まな.ぶ、まな、まなぶ。
On'yomi: ガク。
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5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. life, genuine, birth
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.きる、い.かす、い.ける、う.む、う.まれる、は.える、は.やす、お.う、なま、き、あい、あさ、あり、あらは.る、あ.る、あれ、い、いか、いき、いく、いけ、う、うぶ、うまい、うまは.る、うまる、うる、え、お、おい、おいし.く、おお、おき、おや、おや.す、おゆ、きつ、ぎゅう、くるみ、ごせ、さ、さん、すぎ、すすむ、せ、そ、そう、たか、ちる、なじ、な.す、なせ、なば、なり、なる、な.る、にう、にゅう、ぬく、のう、のり、ばい、はえ、はさま、ふ、ぶ、ふゆ、み、む、む.す、もう、や、ゆ、よ、よい、よど、りゅう、-う、う.まれ、なま-、うま.れる、うまれ。
On'yomi: しょう、セイ、サン、ショウ。
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6 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Readings
Kun'yomi: さき、ま.ず。
On'yomi: セン。
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7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. private, I, me
Readings
Kun'yomi: わたくし、わたし、わたくし.する、わし、ひそ.か。
On'yomi: シ。


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Vocabulary for this lesson

hi
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. fire
kazan
noun, no adjective
  1. volcano
mizu
noun
  1. water (cold, fresh)
suiden
noun
  1. (water-filled) paddy field
kin
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. gold
doboku
noun
  1. public works
kodomo
noun
  1. child
onnanoko
noun
  1. girl
joshigakusei
noun
  1. female student
onnanohito
noun
  1. woman
kanojo
pronoun
  1. she
gakusei
noun
  1. student (esp. a university student)
daigaku
noun
  1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.
gakkou
noun
  1. school
ikiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live
umareru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be born
sensei
noun
  1. teacher
saki
noun, no adjective, noun, used as a suffix, prefix
  1. ahead
sengetsu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. last month
watashi
watakushi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I
shiritsudaigaku
noun
  1. private university
seinengappi
noun
  1. birth date
getsuyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Monday
kayoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Tuesday
suiyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Wednesday
mokuyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Thursday
kinyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Friday
doyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Saturday
nichiyoubi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. Sunday