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

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