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Monthly Review: January 2010

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Let’s take a look at the kanji we’ve seen in January. Can you and I  read, fully pronounce, and write the following kanji:

 

正・到

 

標・果・位・浴・巡・処・賞

 

認・薬・局・軽・約・束・博

 

童・美・一・二・三・四・五

 

六・七・八・九・十・百・千

 

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2010/01/31 at 12:45 pm

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Weekly Review: 六・七・八・九・十・百・千

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Let’s take a look at the kanji we’ve seen this past week, from last Sunday to Saturday.  Can you and I  read, fully pronounce, and write the following kanji:

六・七・八・九・十・百・千

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2010/01/31 at 10:38 am

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音読み (おんよみ): マン、バン
訓読み (くんよみ): Freebie!
部首 (ぶしゅ): 一 (いち)

Meaning: ten thousand

Notes:

一万

いちまん
ten thousand

万事

ばんじ
all, everything

万国

ばんこく
all countries, the whole world, universal

”Bankoku Shinryo Kan” from Flickr member toyosakihiroki. Click image to enlarge.  (Original image here.)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.03 10:05

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/01/31 at 8:05 am

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音読み (おんよみ): セン
訓読み (くんよみ): ち
部首 (ぶしゅ): 十 (じゅう)

Meaning: thousand

Notes:

千円

せんえん
a thousand yen

“everything’s ¥1000 #3143” from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle.  Click image to enlarge.  (Original image is here).

千代紙

ちよがみ
festive Japanese colored paper, sometimes used for origami.

 

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Kanji originally published 2009. 07. 02 19:38

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/01/30 at 8:15 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ヒャク、ヒャッ
訓読み (くんよみ): Freebie!
部首 (ぶしゅ): 白 (しろ)

Meaning: hundred

Notes:

百貨店

ひゃっかてん
department store

“penny candy store #8107” from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle.  Click image to enlarge.  (Original image is here).

百点

ひゃくてん
one hundred points, perfect score (as in, on a test)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.01 8:30

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2010/01/29 at 8:30 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ジュウ、ジュ
訓読み (くんよみ): とお、と
部首 (ぶしゅ): 十 (じゅう)

Meaning: ten, tenth

Notes:

とお
tenth

十日

とおか
tenth day of the month

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.06.30 18:27

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/01/28 at 8:20 am

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音読み (おんよみ): キュウ
訓読み (くんよみ): く、ここの、ここの・つ
部首 (ぶしゅ):

Meaning: nine, ninth

Notes:

九つ

ここのつ
nineth

九日

ここのか
nineth day of the month

九重

ここのえ
nine-fold

九重"夢"大吊橋南岸

「九重”夢”大吊橋南岸」from Flickr member alberth2. Click image to enlarge. (Original image here.)

One thing that interests me about the stroke order of this kanji is that though it’s roughly the same shape as the hiragana か (or the katakana カ), the stroke order starts with the downward stroke.  Interesting, no?

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.06.29 18:19

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

Written by bunkalearner

2010/01/27 at 8:20 am