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Everyday new Kanji! with examples
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Everyday 2 new kanji with examples!

With all 4 kyuu, 3 kyuu and 2 kyuu [1060 kanji]

For the first time visitor kanji image Click here for books on kanji at our store kanji image About the JLPT
kanji image KANJI STROKE ORDER kanji image By Kanji Parts kanji image By Categories
kanji image 1000 KANJI LIST
kanji image List of all 2 kyuu kanji with one pronunciation - Go to kanji image # 2, #3, #4, #5 , #6, #7
kanji image REVERSED KANJI JUKUGO (2 kanji) kanji image KANJI ARCHIVE
kanji image A Few Countries in Kanji

Robin Andrews kindly permitted me to add some of his excellent animated kanji tutors:

Confused about kanji? Let Thedd go through the basics with you!

Thedd will teach not only the days of the week in Japanese, but also their kanji


Please Note: These pages are temporary (until we can put up a decent kanji section) and may contain broken links. If you spot any please let us know.

4 kyuu (level)

for beginners
The first 80 kanji
Grade 4 Kanji List
Page # --> 1 2 3 4 [80 kanji]
PDF file of all level 4 kanji [212 kb]
Take a Kanji Test
for Grade 4's 80 Kanji
Set your computer to flip through the pages automatically
3 kyuu
For upper beginners
The next 165 kanji
Grade 3 Kanji list
Page # --> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 [165 kanji]
PDF file of all level 3 kanji [314 kb]
Set your computer to flip through the pages automatically
2 kyuu
for intermediate students
Another 755 kanji!
Grade 2 Kanji list
Page # --> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 [755 kanji]
PDF file of all level 2 kanji [792 kb]
Set your computer to flip through the pages automatically
1 kyuu
for tensai and above
only 1036 kanji!
Grade 1 Kanji list
Page # --> 1 2 3 [will be 1036 kanji now 90]
Title Teaser
Kanji: 十 juu ten Untitled Document

5 + 5 = +
JLPT N5: 10 / 100 | 2 Strokes

Kanji: 九 kyuu nine Untitled Document

Don't confuse this one with 力 chikara (power)
JLPT N5: 9 / 100 | 2 Strokes

Kanji: 八 hachi eight Untitled Document

If you have studied katakana, you will notice this looks like "ha." So HAchi = 8
JLPT N5: 8 / 100 | 2 Strokes

Kanji: 七 shichi seven Untitled Document

A diagonal line through a "L" means "7."
JLPT N5: 7 / 100 | 2 Strokes

Kanji: 六 roku six Untitled Document

A picture of a man stretching his hands and legs is the character for "6."
JLPT N5: 6 / 100 | 4 Strokes

Kanji: 五 go five Untitled Document

This is modern art. 五is an artist’s impression of the number 5. [Well, it kind of looks like the number!]

Kanji: 四 yon four Untitled Document

Think of two little legs dangling in a FOUR sided box.
JLPT N5: 4 / 100 | 5 Strokes

Kanji: 三 san three Untitled Document

Three lines = 3
JLPT N5: 3 / 100 | 3 Strokes

Kanji: 二 ni two Untitled Document

Two lines = two, logical!; a little harder, but don’t run for the aspirin yet!)
JLPT N5: 2 / 100 | 2 Strokes

Kanji: 一 ichi one Untitled Document

And so begins your kanji journey and it couldn’t get any easier! (...and believe me it won’t!)

2 kyuu Kanji with One Pronunciation Page 1 All the Kanji on the JLPT Level 2 Test with ONE reading
Kanji Introduction There are about 2000 kanji needed to be literate in Japan. But in reality, knowing just a couple hundred will allow you to read most anything with the aid of a dictionary. Very few foreigners have mastered kanji. Could you be one of them?
Kanji Stroke Order Basic rules for the stroke order of kanji.
和製漢字 Kanji, made in Japan Exploring a few 和製漢字, Kanji that were Created in Japan.
第二章の漢字 Chapter 2 Kanji Chapter 2 Kanji
第一章の漢字 Chapter 1 Kanji Chapter 1 Kanji
Reversable Kanji Combinations A List of kanji that can be reversed to form a different word
The Many Mushis Words that have the pronunciation of mushi.
Cats & Bears A look at kanji that look like bears and cats
Kanji Study Archive Untitled Document

KANJI—an Introduction

Kanji for Countries Most countries around the world actually have a kanji name. This lists a few.

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