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
  shellfish
  village, town, block, street
  fire
  enter, insert
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  nine
  six
  leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
  spirit, mind
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  name, noted, distinguished, reputation
  four
  town, village
  dog
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  two
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
  character, letter, word, section of village
  grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  sound, noise
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  white
  empty, sky, void, vacant, vacuum
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
  heavens, sky, imperial
  day, sun, Japan
  king, rule, magnate
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  stand up
  life, genuine, birth
  bamboo
  left
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  red
  thousand
  blue, green
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  village, town, block, street
  rain
  enter, insert
  shellfish
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan
  leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
  spirit, mind
  nine


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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