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音読み (おんよみ): シュ

訓読み (くんよみ): たね

部首 (ぶしゅ): 禾 (のぎへん)

Meaning: seed, species, kind, class, variety

Notes:

種子

しゅし
seed, pit

種類

しゅるい
variety, type, kind

種まき

たねまき
sowing, planting, or scattering seeds

 

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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

2010/08/05 at 8:09 am

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音読み (おんよみ): チ

訓読み (くんよみ): し・る

部首 (ぶしゅ): 矢 (やへん)

Meaning: know, wisdom

Notes:

知育

ちいく
intellectual training

知識

ちしき
knowledge, intelligence

知らせ

しらせ
notice, notification

 

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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

2010/08/04 at 8:02 am

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音読み (おんよみ): シ

訓読み (くんよみ): (~が)はじ・まる、(〜を)はじ・める

部首 (ぶしゅ): 女 (おんなへん)

Meaning: begin, commence, start

Notes:

原始

げんし
origin; primeval

始末

しまつ
management, dealing, settlement; clean up or get rid of; end result (usually bad)

手始め

てはじめ
the outset, to begin with

 

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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

2010/08/03 at 8:15 am

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音読み (おんよみ): イク

訓読み (くんよみ): そだ・つ、そだ・てる

部首 (ぶしゅ): 肉、月 (にくづき)

Meaning: raise, breed, foster, bring up

Notes:

教育

きょういく
education, training

育ちざかり

そだちざかり
something or someone that is growing

育児

いくじ
childcare, nursing, upbringing

 

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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 licence. Donate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

Written by bunkalearner

2010/08/02 at 8:30 am

And now…

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On January first of this year, I announced the beginning of a 大復習 (だいふくしゅ) of the kanji here on the Kanji of the Day blog.  In this big review, I have reviewed all the kanji in Kanji of the Day Family 1.  Now, eight months later, the review is finally complete, and starting today, I’ll be building toward a new group, family 2!

Family 1 is not in the past though.  Remember, the reason I call this collection “family” is because I’d like to think of them as such.  You don’t visit family once or twice, but again and again, even if you “know them” already.  There’s always something to see or witness in reviewing kanji.  The object of this blog is not “flash card” style memorization (despite my use of these words as tags).  Rather, the idea is repeated visits and encounters.  Expect to see family 1 kanji re-posted again from time to time, especially as I gather new example uses, like photos.

And now… let’s meet the new family!  Let’s start with .

Written by bunkalearner

2010/08/02 at 7:00 am

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Monthly Review: July 2010

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

 

天・青・目

 

子・口・早・左・上・月・見

 

石・耳・草・田・中・名・白

 

女・男・足・町・車・虫・焼

&npsp;

星・土・歌・日・本・赤・年

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2010/08/01 at 3:13 pm

Weekly Review: 星・土・歌・日・本・赤・年

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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:

星・土・歌・日・本・赤・年

Written by bunkalearner

2010/08/01 at 11:03 am