Ultra Handy Kanji Tester - Grade 1

Test your knowledge of the Kanji characters that Japanese children learn in grade 1 of elementary school
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For each of the following 10 randomly selected Grade 1 Kanji, select the correct English meanings from the multiple choice answers.

Handy hint Many Kanji are derived from pictures of the things which they represent. Allegedly.

 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
1
  character, letter, word, section of village
  eight
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  life, genuine, birth
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  forest, woods
  stone
  four
  dog
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  gold
  hundred
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
  grove, forest
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  insect, bug, temper
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
  two
  day, sun, Japan
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  blue, green
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  water
  ten
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  town, village
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  thousand
  nine
  right
  sound, noise
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  mouth
  three
  name, noted, distinguished, reputation
  little, small
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  eight
  person
  life, genuine, birth
  character, letter, word, section of village
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
  four
  dog
  forest, woods


The Kanji Data used in these tests is provided courtesy of a download from the KANJIDIC/KANJD212 Project - thanks dudes! The grade levels are as specified by the Japanese Ministry of Education for kanji that are to be taught in elementary school (according to the notes on the Kanjidic website)

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