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
  mouth
  five
  thousand
  six
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  power, strong, strain, bear up, exert
  village, town, block, street
  rest, day off, retire, sleep
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  study, learning, science
  forest, woods
  correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  ear
  gold
  in, inside, middle, mean, center
  little, small
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  name, noted, distinguished, reputation
  book, present, main, true, real, counter for long things
  heavens, sky, imperial
  below, down, descend, give, low, inferior
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  day, sun, Japan
  spirit, mind
  woman, female
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  left
  town, village
  person
  jewel, ball
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  stream, river
  water
  right
  grove, forest
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  five
  eight
  six
  mouth
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  enter, insert
  village, town, block, street
  rest, day off, retire, sleep
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence


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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