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
  blue, green
  nine
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
  village, town, block, street
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  ear
  one
  life, genuine, birth
  study, learning, science
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  hand
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
  rest, day off, retire, sleep
  four
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  stand up
  woman, female
  rain
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  flower
  six
  bamboo
  mouth
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  male
  above, up
  heavens, sky, imperial
  jewel, ball
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan
  dog
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  forest, woods
  grove, forest
  large, big
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  nine
  spirit, mind
  village, town, block, street
  blue, green
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  rice field, rice paddy
  life, genuine, birth
  study, learning, science
  ear


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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