Japanese Kanji -- 1st Grade

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Can you name the Japanese Kanji letters usually learned in 1st grade in Japanese elementary school?

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MeaningLetterInteresting Facts
feet
Three
letter
Hundred'hyaku mo syouti' is a common phrase used to mean that 'they know very much'
year/age
town
goldThe Golden Pavillion in Kyoto is a definite great place to go in Japan. It's interesting that gold used to be so abundant in Japan that they used it as a currency
to live/ to be bornIf read 'nama', it means 'raw'
Bamboo'chikuba no tomo' (__馬の友) means a friend you've known since you were little.
To see
redIn Health and Sports Day, one side is the red team. This color derives from the 'heike family (平家)'. Heike had power before the Kamakura period. Note: Naruto Uzumaki was born on Health and Sports Day due to its energy.
Girl/FemaleIn Japanese school, students memorize this letter by memorizing 'ku-no-ichi'. 'Ku' comes from hiragana and 'no' comes from katakana
mind/disposition/nature/intention/compatible
mediumIn Japanese-style Mahjong, this is one of the Dragon Tiles.
insect/bug
to rest
grass'Makurano soushi' まくらのそうし・枕_子 is a famous book written in 996 AD. In Japan, they usually read it in the first year of middle school.
to leave/ to go out
Boy/Male
Six
River
RightIn Osaka, people stand on the right side of the escalator. On the other hand, in Tokyo, they stand on the left of the escalator. Beware!
To learn/studiesGood luck learning Japanese! It's worth it!
Up
Two
eye
Hand
MeaningLetterInteresting Facts
ChildThe birth rate of Japan is very low compared to other western countries. The effects of the low rate are showing up recently.
Heaven/ antonym is 地(Learned in 2nd grade)
thread
Sun/Day
Place to learn/For this, use hiragana. (Due to certain circumstances when creating this, I was not able to insert this symbol.)
Ten
ear
Four
sentence
blue
SkyThis symbol is used when writing 'karate' in Japanese
leftIn Japan, they drive on the left. We are just like britain
TreeTree is an important thing in Japanese shinto.
Big, Huge, EnormousTo emphasize something, sometimes this letter is utilized.
mouth
earlyNote: 速い is fast
Nine
ThousandThe main character in 'Spirited Away' by Hayao Miyazaki is named this
RainIn Japan, there is a rainy season called 'tsuyu' つゆ. Depending on the region, the timing of the season differs.
OneIchiro is a common name that utilizes this.
Mountain
Dirt/Ground
Down
stand up
FlowersThis is the first letter of the first name of a famous manga/anime character in 'Slam Dunk'
ball / beadLooks similar to the symbol 'king'
king
MeaningLetterInteresting Facts
villageHaruki Murakami's surname starts with this
whiteIn Health and Sports Day, the other side will be the white team. This comes from the 'genji (源氏)'.They had power and influence during the Kamakura Period.
Seven
WaterFamous voice actress and female singer Mizuki Nana's surname starts with this symbol.
strength
correct/right/properIt's a symbol from the Taisho era
DogIt's the first letter of a famous anime/manga written by Takahashi Rumiko
sound / noise'K-ON!' utilizes this letter.
to go in, to enter
Rice field
Human-being / PeopleCheck out how this symbol came to be! Whoever created this symbol is genius!
book
small'small people' (syounin) is utilized to mean children below age 12 in Japan. This is most used in train stations.
Eight
Moon
near sundownsundown = 日没 (niti botsu)
name
In front of / before
Five
Wood / Small Amount of ForestTree x 2? It's simple and easy
Car/VehicleThis symbol is used even in trains --> 電_ (densya)
yenYen is the Japanese currency.
clam / shellsIt is said that shells were used as a currency in the ancient times
ForestTree x 3? It's simple and easy
fire
rock

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