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音読み (おんよみ):  ネン

訓読み (くんよみ): とし

部首 (ぶしゅ):干(かん)

Meaning: year, age, counter for years

Notes:

十年間

じゅうねんかん
ten years

年越しそば

としこしそば
soba noodles eaten on New Year’s Eve.

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.12.31 8:29

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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2010/07/31 at 8:11 am

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音読み (おんよみ):  セキ、シャク

訓読み (くんよみ): あか、あか・い、あか・らむ、あか・らめる

部首 (ぶしゅ):赤(あか)

Meaning: red

Notes:

赤道

せきどう
three (of a long, cylindrical object, like a bottle)

赤銅色

しゃくどういろ
brown, tanned

赤土

あかつち
red clay

赤らむ

あからむ
redden, blush (intransitive verb)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.12.30 8:32

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2010/07/30 at 8:12 am

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音読み (おんよみ):  ホン

訓読み (くんよみ): もと

部首 (ぶしゅ):木(き)

Meaning: book, true, main, real, base, root, counter for long cylindrical things

Notes:

三本

さんぼん
three (of a long, cylindrical object, like a bottle)

本屋

ほんや
book store, publisher

本堂

ほんどう
main temple building (you’ll find this on signs and maps at many if not most Buddhist temples in Japan)

“fire strictly forbidden #4170” from Flickr Member Nemo’s great uncle.  (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.12.29 8:33

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2010/07/29 at 8:13 am

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音読み (おんよみ):  ニチ、ニ、ジツ

訓読み (くんよみ): ひ、か

部首 (ぶしゅ):日(ひ)

Meaning: day, sun, Japan, counter for days

Notes:

二日間

ふつかかん
for two days

日米

にちべい
Japan and the United States

休日

きゅうじつ
vacation day, day off

日なた

ひなた
sunny place, in the sun

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.12.28 8:25

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2010/07/28 at 7:55 am

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音読み (おんよみ):  カ

訓読み (くんよみ): うた、うた・う

部首 (ぶしゅ):欠(あくび)

Meaning: song, sing

Notes:

歌集

かしゅう
anthology, book of poetry

鼻歌

はなうた
humming

歌手

かしゅ
a singer

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.12.27 8:41

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2010/07/27 at 8:13 am

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音読み (おんよみ):  ドウ、トウ、ト

訓読み (くんよみ): つち

部首 (ぶしゅ):土(つち)

Meaning: earth, dirt, soil, ground

Notes:

土間

どま
dirt floor

平土間

ひらどま
orchestra pit or area, parquet (in a theater)

土地

とち
a piece of land, a lot of land

黒土

くろつち
black terra cotta, black soil

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.12.26 8:23

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Written by bunkalearner

2010/07/26 at 8:23 am

Weekly Review: 女・男・足・町・車・虫・焼

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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:

女・男・足・町・車・虫・焼

Written by bunkalearner

2010/07/25 at 2:46 pm

Posted in Review, Weekly