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
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
  three
  hand
  circle, yen, round
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
2
  above, up
  see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
  town, village
  little, small
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
3
  nine
  person
  shellfish
  woman, female
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
4
  soil, earth, ground, Turkey
  sound, noise
  male
  white
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
5
  exam, school, printing, proof, correction
  water
  rest, day off, retire, sleep
  hundred
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
6
  six
  sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan
  village, town, block, street
  right
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
7
  leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear
  spirit, mind
  grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft
  thread
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
8
  in, inside, middle, mean, center
  jewel, ball
  before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
  character, letter, word, section of village
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
9
  three
  heavens, sky, imperial
  circle, yen, round
  child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
 Japanese KanjiSelect English Meaning
10
  correct, justice, righteous, 10**40
  town, village
  little, small
  above, up


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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