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every day one new general use kanji will be introduced with readings, meanings, stroke order and more!
Let's all learn kanji together~!!

kanji-a-day:

81/2000

JLPT: N2

School Grade: 4th (9 years old)

According to one source this character is a combination of 中 middle (here representing a bamboo pipe in which records would be stored) and 又 a hand.

» time 2 hours ago   » notes 36
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kanji-a-day:

80/2000

JLPT: N4

School Grade: 2nd (7 years old)

This character is a (now highly stylized) pictogram of a heart.

kanji-a-day:

79/2000

JLPT: N5

School Grade: 1st (6 years old)

This character developed from a pictorgram of an acorn (the meaning white being associated with the color of the acorn’s flesh). Though another source says it represents a grain of rice, which also makes sense.

» time 2 days ago   » notes 96
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kanji-a-day:

78/2000

JLPT: N5

School Grade: 1st (6 years old)

This character is made up of 一 and because the top line represents a level above a man with outstretched arms.

So you can think of it as man with his arms spread wide looking up towards heaven (represented by the horizontal line).

» time 3 days ago   » notes 91
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kanji-a-day:

77/2000

JLPT: N4

School Grade: 2nd (7 years old)

This character is in the shape of a craftsman’s ruler.

It also looks essentially identical to katakana e (エ).

» time 4 days ago   » notes 69
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kanji-a-day:

76/2000

JLPT: N3

School Grade: 3rd (8 years old)

This character combines ⺅(the human radical) and 匕 (which is a kanji that means spoon and looks like katakana hi (ヒ)).

Kanji Look and Learn suggests remembering this by thinking of ⺅as a person standing and 匕 as the same person sitting down. He is changing his position.

» time 5 days ago   » notes 83
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kanji-a-day:

75/2000

JLPT: N4

School Grade: 3rd (8 years old)

This character combines the radical for human 亻(which is just written in a slightly different manner) and (samurai). Kanji Look and Learn suggests remembering it by thinking about how a samurai (士) serves his lord (represented by 亻).

» time 6 days ago   » notes 86
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kanji-a-day:

74/2000

JLPT: N4

School Grade: 3rd (8 years old)

This character is a combination of the radical for cattle ( or 牛) and 勿 (which, according to one of my books, represents an elephant’s tusks and trunk). For some reason, the Chinese chose these animals to represent the concept of things.

You may have noticed that both of the characters posted today can mean thing. However, the kinds of things that they represent are different: the things that represents are more abstract, while the things that 物 represents are more physical.

» time 1 week ago   » notes 95
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kanji-a-day:

73/2000

JLPT: N4

School Grade: 3rd grade

This character represents a hand holding a bamboo case containing fortunetelling sticks. A fortuneteller’s job is to forecast various things.

» time 1 week ago   » notes 79
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kanji-a-day:

72/2000

JLPT: N4

School Grade: 1st (6 years old)

This character takes the shape of a standing person.

» time 1 week ago   » notes 78
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