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

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