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Kanji Lesson for Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1, Chapter 4

Learn the kanji from Chapter 4 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1

The following kanji has been selected to aid students as they study Chapter 4 of the Basic Kanji Book, Vol. 1.

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Kanji for this lesson

Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. above, up
Readings
Kun'yomi: あ.げる、-あ.がり、-あ.がる、-あ.げる、-うえ、よ.す、あ.がり、あ.がる、うえ、かみ、うわ-、のぼ.す、のぼ.り、のぼ.る、のぼ.せる。
On'yomi: ジョウ、ショウ、シャン。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
Readings
Kun'yomi: -くだ.す、お.りる、お.ろす、さ.がる、さ.げる、した、しも、もと、くだ.す、くだ.り、くだ.る、くだ.さる。
On'yomi: カ、ゲ。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. in, inside, middle, mean, center
Readings
Kun'yomi: なか、うち、あた.る。
On'yomi: チュウ、ジュウ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. large, big
Readings
Kun'yomi: おお、おお.きい、おお.いに、もと、まさる、ひろし、はじめ、とも、たかし、おう、わ、うふ、-おお.いに、おお-。
On'yomi: ダイ、ダ、タイ、タ。
Stroke Count
3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. little, small
Readings
Kun'yomi: こ、お、ちい.さい、お-、こ-、さ-。
On'yomi: ショウ。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings
Kun'yomi: もと。
On'yomi: ホン。
Stroke Count
5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. half, middle, odd number, semi-, part-
Readings
Kun'yomi: なか.ば、は。
On'yomi: ハン。
Stroke Count
4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Readings
Kun'yomi: わ.け、わ.かつ、わ.かる、わ.ける、わ.かれる。
On'yomi: ブ、フン、ブン。
Stroke Count
2 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
Readings
Kun'yomi: ちから。
On'yomi: リキ、リョク、リイ。
Stroke Count
7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. what
Readings
Kun'yomi: なに、なん、あが、なに.の、なん.の、なん.ぞ、いず.れ、なに-、なん-。
On'yomi: ガ、カ。


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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

ue
noun, no adjective, adverbial noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. above
  2. on
noboru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go up
agaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to rise; to go up
jouzu
na adjective, noun
  1. skillful
nobori
noun
  1. up-train (e.g. going to Tokyo)
chika
noun, no adjective
  1. underground
sagaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to hang down
gesha
noun, suru verb
  1. getting off
kudari
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. down-train (going away from Tokyo)
ichinichijuu
noun
  1. throughout the day
chuugaku
noun
  1. junior high school
chuugakkou
noun
  1. junior high school
ookina
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. big
daigaku
noun
  1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.
taisetsu
na adjective, noun
  1. important
chiisai
i adjective
  1. small
ogawa
noun
  1. streamlet; brook
kodomo
noun
  1. child
shougakkou
noun
  1. primary school
honjitsu
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. today
honten
noun
  1. head office
nihonjin
noun
  1. Japanese person
hantoshi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. half year
hanbun
adverbial noun, noun
  1. half
hannichi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. half day
wakeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to divide
gofun
noun (temporal)
  1. five minutes
wakaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be understood
roppun
noun (temporal)
  1. six minutes
suiryoku
noun, no adjective
  1. water power
rikigaku
noun
  1. dynamics
karyoku
noun
  1. heating power
nani
interjection, pronoun, no adjective
  1. what
nannin
noun
  1. how many? (people)
nannen
noun
  1. what year
nangatsu
noun
  1. what month
nannichi
expression
  1. what day
nanji
noun
  1. what time?
nanpun
noun
  1. what minute?
ippon
noun
  1. one long cylindrical thing
nihon
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. two (long cylindrical things)
sanbon
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. three (long cylindrical things)
nibunnoichi
noun
  1. a half
sanbunnoichi
noun
  1. one third