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
  life, genuine, birth
  right
  insect, bug, temper
  eight
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  circle, yen, round
  three
  stone
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
  two
  five
  grove, forest
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  hand
  one
  hundred
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  four
  sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan
  character, letter, word, section of village
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
  water
  exit, leave
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
  male
  person
  king, rule, magnate
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
  town, village
  flower
  dog
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  right
  fire
  eight
  life, genuine, birth
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  rain
  stone
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
  circle, yen, round


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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