Week 41: Joyo Kanji Challenge

Week 41: Joyo Kanji Challenge

Another week is complete! We had wayyy too many different radicals this week, but luckily stroke counts stayed pretty low. I won’t waste your time rambling any more, so let’s just review the kanji we learned and get on with our lives!

Week 41: From “Create” to “Filial Piety”

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Week 41: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Printable Writing Sheet

Week 41: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Study List

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Kanji Challenge Week 40: Welcome to the 6th Grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kanji Challenge Week 40: Welcome to the 6th Grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have worked sooo hard the past 10 months, chugging through kanji each and every day. 6th grade is the last year of elementary school, and soon you will graduate to secondary school and be all grown up! What, I’m not crying, I was just chopping some onions…

Ahem–OK, in other kanji news, we finally posted our big radical review this week! We covered what radicals are exactly, how to find them, why they’re useful, and which are the most important ones! If you missed it, you can check it out here:

Complete Guide to Kanji Radicals

 

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Kanji Challenge Week 39: The End of the 5th Grade!

Kanji Challenge Week 39: The End of the 5th Grade!

Week 39 has ended and with it goes the LAST full week of the 5th grade!!! After two more days we officially cross into Grade 6! Can you believe it?

We focused on a few different radicals this week:

shell radical  貝 (5 kanji)
walk radical  ⻍ (7 kanji)
mound, dam radical 阝(4 kanji)

Here is a cute video about the origin of the shell radical in Chinese. Remember that all kanji originally came from China!

 

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Week 38: The Kanji Speech Radical 言 (訁) and MORE!

Week 38: The Kanji Speech Radical 言 (訁) and MORE!

Week 38 has ended and we learned 8 kanji with the speech radical 言 (訁), a few with shell 貝 radical, and then a whole bunch of others! 

They say that the speech radical started out as a tattoo needle being dipped into a well of ink…but I’m not sure I see it. Also, what does that have to do with speech?

kanji portraits speech radical

 

We know we still owe you a kanji radical review, and it’s coming soon! Turns out covering all 214 kanji radicals is no simple task!

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