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

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