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
  month, moon
  grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
  in, inside, middle, mean, center
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  thousand
  spirit, mind
  ear
  water
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  king, rule, magnate
  ten
  enter, insert
  little, small
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  woman, female
  red
  nine
  left
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  hand
  jewel, ball
  three
  hundred
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  character, letter, word, section of village
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  day, sun, Japan
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  mouth
  evening
  person
  study, learning, science
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  name, noted, distinguished, reputation
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  month, moon
  right
  in, inside, middle, mean, center
  early, fast
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  gold
  ear
  water
  thousand


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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