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
  dog
  six
  stream, river
  bamboo
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  name, noted, distinguished, reputation
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
  stand up
  rice field, rice paddy
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  right
  thousand
  fire
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  thread
  mountain
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
  shellfish
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  king, rule, magnate
  correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
  seven
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  ten
  mouth
  left
  hand
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  jewel, ball
  blue, green
  year
  water
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  circle, yen, round
  little, small
  spirit, mind
  forest, woods
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  six
  red
  bamboo
  dog
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
  stand up
  rice field, rice paddy
  name, noted, distinguished, reputation


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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