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Kanji: 五 go five

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This is modern art. 五is an artist’s impression of the number 5. [Well, it kind of looks like the number!]
JLPT N5: 5 / 100 | 4 Strokes


On: ゴ
Kun: いつ・つ

Meaning: five

 

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Examples:
go—five
五月 go gatsu—May [the 5th month]
五ヶ月 go ka getsu—five months [So far we have seen that adding a number between 1-12 with gatsu makes the month names. But here is how to say a duration of months: # + ka + getsunotice it is “getsu” not “gatsu”]


十五まで数えます。
juugo made kazoemasu.
I can count to fifteen.

[The made here means “until” or “up to (fifteen)”]

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I added 60 Kanji

I'm working on starting up a free kanji-a-day newsletter again. I had one years ago and people seemed to like it. I had to discontinue it because the links were bad. Plus, I wanted to go through and edit each one. That is why I had started these new pages.

I'll stop with the 60 for now so I can create that newsletter, but thanks for the nudge. It was just what I needed.

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Thanks! That was what I was

Thanks! That was what I was doing--copying and augmenting the old kanji pages so there could be comments and audio. Obviously, I didn't get very far.

I'll have someone start porting them over more and then just do the editing and adding audio later.

Thank you for the comment!
Clay

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abount the kanji pages

Dear Clay,
When you started with explanations on these five kanji, I was under the impression that you wanted to start again with teaching kanji. I thought and still think that would be superfluous, since you already have a good set of kanji pages on this website.

Now it looks like you have given up on this idea, and that's fine. Now I offer a different suggestion. Instead of repeating what you've already got, I would like you to augment the existing kanji pages such that users can write comments to them, to every individual kanji listed there. When members can write about how they remember a specific kanji, or use one in a specific sentence, or any odd association with ..whatever.. this can be a most valuable tool for learning.

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