Week 20: Jōyō Kanji Challenge (and last chance for big savings!)

Week 20: Jōyō Kanji Challenge (and last chance for big savings!)

You’ve Almost Finished the Third Grade!

Next week is the last week of 3rd grade and you can tell learning joyo kanji is getting harder and harder! Keeping up can be tough when we are learning so many, but it helps a lot to add every kanji to your Nihongo Master drills.

Tomorrow is also the last day of our huge, annual Back to School Sale so don’t miss your chance to save over 50% on our awesome premium lessons and tools!

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Week 19: Jōyō Kanji Challenge (and 秋分の日!)

Week 19: Jōyō Kanji Challenge (and 秋分の日!)

Happy 秋分の日! (Autumnal Equinox Day!)

The Autumnal Equinox is a national public holiday in Japan! That means if you live in Japan, you probably didn’t have to work today. Lucky you. But for the rest of us, I guess we will just learn these kanji and get back to our regularly scheduled days. The kanji were pretty hard this week with a lot of double digit stroke counts and some that were hard to tell apart. How did you do?
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Week 18: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

Week 18: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

Could You Find a Theme This Week?

We used a lot of different radicals this week, and even learned a few new radicals! Do you remember which kanji this week are also radicals?

OK, on to our 21 kanji of the week! For a fun game, try to tell yourself the meaning of each kanji and a word it is used on before clicking the link to see the answer.
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Week 17: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

Week 17: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

It’s the End of Kanji for Water Week!

Did you notice most of our kanji this week used the water radical kanji for water (水, 氵, 氺)? 16 of the 21, in fact! Many times, kanji won’t look like their exact meaning but they will tell a story using the radicals and parts that make them up. This is why it is very important to learn the radicals of each kanji. It can be very helpful!

OK, on to our 21 kanji of the week! For a fun game, try to tell yourself the meaning of each kanji and a word it is used on before clicking the link to see the answer.
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Week 16: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

Week 16: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

Have you ever noticed some kanji awfully similar?

And some similar kanji even have similar meanings too! Well this week we decided to write a post to help you tell the often verrrry subtle differences between different kanji! You can check out our confusing kanji blog post here! We also made a practice sheet to help you learn the difference!

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OK, on to our 21 kanji of the week! For a fun game, try to tell yourself the meaning of each kanji and a word it is used on before clicking the link to see the answer.
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