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
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
  forest, woods
  five
  little, small
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  evening
  exit, leave
  six
  early, fast
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
  fire
  life, genuine, birth
  character, letter, word, section of village
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  stone
  bamboo
  nine
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  four
  enter, insert
  left
  month, moon
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  flower
  eight
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  in, inside, middle, mean, center
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  day, sun, Japan
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  rain
  spirit, mind
  ten
  eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  forest, woods
  insect, bug, temper
  little, small
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  tree, wood
  six
  early, fast
  evening


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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