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
  early, fast
  ear
  year
  month, moon
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  flower
  thousand
  mountain
  king, rule, magnate
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  water
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
  white
  woman, female
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  stand up
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
  fire
  rest, day off, retire, sleep
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  in, inside, middle, mean, center
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
  day, sun, Japan
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  life, genuine, birth
  two
  ten
  gold
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  bamboo
  character, letter, word, section of village
  sound, noise
  six
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  rain
  circle, yen, round
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
  above, up
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  ear
  dog
  month, moon
  early, fast
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  person
  mountain
  king, rule, magnate
  flower


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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