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

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

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO KANJI
Confused about kanji? Let Thedd go through the basics with you!

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

THE RADICAL RADICALS

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
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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]
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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]
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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: 語 go Language Untitled Document

Just as the kanji is made from ki ( 木 ) so is a b

Kanji: 土 tsuchi ground Untitled Document

It's a cross in the ground.

Kanji: 金 kin Gold Untitled Document

Think of gold being buried deep within a hill.

Kanji: 木 ki tree Untitled Document

This is a tree with two low hanging branches.

Kanji: 水 mizu water Untitled Document

Squeeze a river (川) and you get water.

Kanji: 火 hi fire Untitled Document

Think of it as sparks coming from a person.

Kanji: 月 tsuki month Untitled Document

This is a sun ( 日 ) with l

Kanji: 日 hi day Untitled Document

A square sun with a line through it.

Kanji: 子 ko child Untitled Document

A little child with his arms wide and his mouth open crying for his mommy.

Kanji: 人 hito person Untitled Document

This is a person with no head or arms trying to do a split.
JLPT N5: 19 / 100 | 2 Strokes

Kanji: 男 otoko man Untitled Document

A man using power 力 in the field 田.
JLPT N5: 18 / 100 | 7 Strokes

Kanji: 女 onna woman Untitled Document

Think of a woman dancing.
JLPT N5: 17 / 100 | 3 Strokes

Kanji: 友 tomo friend Untitled Document

A picture of a friend giving another friend a hand.

Kanji: 母 haha mother Untitled Document

Think of a mother holding two babies close to her.
JLPT N5: 15 / 100 | 5 Strokes

Kanji: 父 chichi father Untitled Document

It looks like a father tying his tie.
JLPT N5: 14 / 100 | 4 Strokes

Kanji: 万 man 10,000 Untitled Document

The next in numbers. add another 0
JLPT N5: 13 / 100 | 3 Strokes

Kanji: 千 sen 1000 Untitled Document

It looks like a 10 [ 十 ] with a slanted line over it.

Kanji: 百 100 Untitled Document

Remember the line over & the number of lines inside the box - that can save some confusion later!<

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!)

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