Answers to The Japan Guy Kanji Quiz

YESTERDAY'S KANJI

Let's take a brief look at the chart once more: Okay ladies and gents! Let's see how you did. The answers below show the word and the corresponding kanji character. I also included a brief explanation of each one. Check it out! 1. One 一 One, single, solitary dash seems fitting to me. So the next time somebody asks you if you know kanji, you can show them how well you can write the kanji for the number “one.” 2. Two 二 If one dash is the number one, guess what the number two Continue Reading …

A Japan Guy 15 Kanji Quiz

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I remember eating out with my friend Abasa in the early part of my Japan stay and was so impressed by this guy. I knew so little Japanese, but he was speaking fluently, effortlessly. We talked about life in Japan and how he didn’t follow the normal teaching route. Abasa went the business route, instead. He’d lived in Japan for quite some time, and life seemed so good for him. Running into people like him who were so positive about being here, really had a big influence on me. I wanted to Continue Reading …

Learning Kanji: My Five Kanji Teachers

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“BING, BONG, BING, BONG, BING, BONG, BING, BONG.” That grandfather clock-like tone means that cleaning time is over, and it’s time for the noon break. For the last four days my noon break has been a little different than normal. Every day after lunch & shouji I’ve been getting schooled in the ways of Japanese kanji by five, fifth grade girls. Learning kanji isn't always easy, but hearing it from a Japanese kid's perspective was really interesting. These five students were some of my best Continue Reading …

My First Elementary School Kanji Class

Some of the second grade kanji.  Frightening, isn't it? LOL

I sat in on the last 20 minutes of 2nd grade, Japanese elementary school kanji class today and it was amazing! I feel like such an idiot for not going sooner. I honestly don’t know why I’ve avoided attending class, but I haven’t been going. Maybe I thought I would feel a bit stupid being this big guy sitting in a class of 2nd graders who know so much more Japanese than I do. Today was just one of those days where everything lined up. I got to school a lot earlier than normal, had more the Continue Reading …

My Journey to 1000 Kanji: #61-75 (Week 5)

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Here is the next set of kanji, numbers sixty-one to seventy-five. I did the best I could making the sentences, they may not be completely natural, but we all have to start somewhere, right? I’ve also decided to start adding some video to these so I can practice writing the kanji in the correct stroke order. I hope it helps you to learn more about the Japanese writing system, and helps me remember more in the process. 61.聞- The kanji for Continue Reading …