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

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