My Journey to 1000 Kanji: #16-30 (Week 2)

It's KANJI TIME!! Today I'm looking at kanji numbers 16-30. Last time we worked primarily on numbers. I think I've got the hang of those (even though I'm not sure if the sentences I created were 100% natural...but bear with me...I'm learning). This week's kanji seem pretty cool, because they include fire, water, wood cool, ninja-sounding-type stuff. Without any further ado, let's get right to it. KANJI # 16-30 16.日- This Japanese symbol for sun, day, or Japan. On-yomi: Nichi ニチ, Continue Reading …

My Journey to 1000 Kanji: #1-15 (Week 1)

This my official attempt at learning 1000 kanji. I do know some of the kanji that I'm posting, but I'm starting from scratch to ensure that I know how to use each and every one of them properly. In many texts, the very first kanji that you learn are the numbers...so let's start there. One major thing I'll have to do during this process is to learn both the on-yomi (Chinese reading) and kun-yomi (Japanese reading) for each kanji. I think simply memorizing these may not be enough. For the Continue Reading …

Learning Japanese Kanji: My Journey to 1000 Kanji (10/09/2010)

INTRODUCTION Why did devote a section of my blog to Japanese kanji? Simply put, I want to learn more about this fascinating language around me. I want to be able to understand everything around me: on a train, on a bus, at a doctor's office, at the grocery store, in a newspaper...EVERYTHING! No, I'm not a Japanese specialist, nor I am I a Japanese teacher, not even in the slightest. I hope I don't come across that way. I DO however enjoy learning new things about language. Two things Continue Reading …