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Kanji Study

Jul 25, 2012 No Comments

This past week, I have been doing some research on how to improve my Japanese studies. Now I listen to Japanese very often through a podcast that I can download and either hear on my mobile phone or on iTunes. With all this, I decided to boost my kanji and kanas studies. I have almost [...]

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Kanji dictionary

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

One of the problems I faced when looking for the meaning of a kanji is, that I don’t know how to write it or how to find its meaning. Everything seems a problem when it comes to kanjis. Recently, I found the solution in a Japanese forum, and although it might take a few minutes, [...]

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More Kanjis with 人

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments

We already learned a few kanjis in our previous class involving 人, so now we’ll check out a few more. 六人 (ろくに ん) “roku-nin” six people 七人 (な なに ん〕 “nana-nin” seven people Don’t forget that seven can be either nana or shichi. 七人 (し ち に ん), “shichi-nin” seven people 八人 (は ち に [...]

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Kanjis with 人

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

Well, today we will learn some Japanese kanjis, we will focus on the kanji: 人 but let’s first check some other important kanjis. This kanji 一 (いち) “ichi” translates to “one”, but does not mean just “one”. 一 has more meanings which are also important. 一 (ひと) “hito” which means person. 人 (ひと) “hito” This [...]

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Kanji for earth, red, love and passion

May 07, 2011 No Comments

Today we will learn three kanjis which are related to kanjis we have seen before. 土 “つち“ (tsuchi) Earth, ground, we can imagine that the first symbol represents a three, or better said, the birth of a tree. 赤 ” あか“ (aka) Red, this kanji is the union of several kanjis which are: fire and [...]

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Handy trick to write small hiragana

May 03, 2011 No Comments

Ok, so we’ve learned to write Japanese with Windows 7 and as it turns out, we’ve also come across some hiragana that were giving us problems. Typical, right? Well, it’s time to solve these problems which can be done very easily. If we want to write hiragana in small, we only need to apply the [...]

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Kanji for ninja 忍者

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

In order to explain this kanji, I need to explain three other kanji’s first, which will make it easier to understand. 心 This kanji means heart. We can imagine the heart being the middle line and drops of blood around the heart, or maybe veins leading out the heart. Do you feel that this explanation [...]

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