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
  stream, river
  enter, insert
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
  white
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  sound, noise
  eight
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
  town, village
  month, moon
  king, rule, magnate
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  stone
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  bamboo
  heavens, sky, imperial
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  two
  rice field, rice paddy
  dog
  red
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  mountain
  little, small
  person
  above, up
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
  seven
  spirit, mind
  rest, day off, retire, sleep
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  shellfish
  thousand
  year
  male
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  enter, insert
  day, sun, Japan
  white
  stream, river
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  ten
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
  sound, noise


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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