Kanji Quiz Thread.

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Post by lalaith » Sat 04.21.2007 4:29 am

paul_b wrote:
P.S. Folks, I recommend using the ▲ to make the other kanji easier to see.
Oh, thank god. I was starting to go cross-eyed. And going up to View and changing the Text Size didn't do a darn thing in Internet Explorer.

This is a lot of fun. I'm enjoying just trying to dissect the sentences as they're simple enough I can take a stab at parsing them. Are people only supposed to do this from memory or can those of us who have to look everything up join in?
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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 4:38 am

lalaith wrote:
Are people only supposed to do this from memory or can those of us who have to look everything up join in?
The questions are taken at random from the first three grades of kanji. There are only 80 grade 1 kanji so I suggest you have a go at memorizing those so you should be able to answer at least one in three questions. There are various educational sw programs around to help.

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by caroline » Sat 04.21.2007 6:17 am

another try

A6 : 9 ; おんがく

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 6:49 am

caroline wrote:
another try

A6 : 9 ; おんがく
Correct, one point for Caroline.

Q7. Grade 1 kanji question

みずをいただけますか。
Could I get some water, please?
みず (n) water (cold, fresh)

A7 ... ?

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by aKuMu » Sat 04.21.2007 6:54 am

4;  にゅうすい 

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 7:32 am

aKuMu wrote:
4;  にゅうすい 
Don't you know some weird words. OK, one point for aKuMu.

Q8. Grade 1 kanji question

このかばんはろくポンドしました。
This bag cost me six pounds.
ろく (num) six (P)

A8. ... ?

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by caroline » Sat 04.21.2007 7:40 am

A8 4; むいか

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Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 7:46 am

caroline wrote:
A8 4; むいか
Second point for Caroline, now in joint lead.

Q9. A Grade 3 kanji question.
山田先生は物理の先生ですか、の先生ですか。
Is Mr Yamada a physics or a chemistry teacher?
かがく (n) (1) chemistry; (2) chemical (company) (P)

A9. ... ?

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by aKuMu » Sat 04.21.2007 7:58 am

4; あっかんか

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 8:14 am

aKuMu wrote:
4; あっかんか
I'm calling Shenanigans. Did you just 'happen' to know a word that only has 66 web pages reported using it world-wide?

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Sat 04.21.2007 8:53 am

If you had just left off the か you could have gotten away with it.
-Chris Kern

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 8:56 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
If you had just left off the か you could have gotten away with it.
Er, yes but then it wouldn't have been the right answer. ;-)

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by aKuMu » Sat 04.21.2007 9:03 am

It was my little sister i swear! and my computer was acting all weird too! really!

erm, oh wheal.. I think thats -1 point :|

Couldn't think of any so i looked at edict,
Now i saw that i knew one but didn't knew it used the kanji,
anyway

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by paul_b » Sat 04.21.2007 9:09 am

aKuMu wrote:
Now i saw that i knew one but didn't knew it used the kanji,
anyway
文化 is the one that comes to mind.

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RE: Kanji Quiz Thread.

Post by aKuMu » Sat 04.21.2007 9:12 am

i thought of 化け物
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