Congratulations everyone! You have officially graduated Japanese 3rd grade kanji! In fact, our very last kanji this week is the first kanji learned in 4th grade!


3rd grade kanji

There are 200 more kanji in 4th grade and 5th grade, and then 185 in 6th grade before we have a big graduation to secondary school. It seems like a lot, but don’t give up hope. If you work every day and expose yourself to as much Japanese as possible, the kanji will keep coming back to you. The worst thing you can do is stop studying because you will start to forget. So lets keep studying right now and review our last 20 3rd grade kanji and our very first 4th grade kanji!

Week 21: From “Play” to “Non-“

Did you remember all 200 of the 3rd grade kanji???

If you feel like you’re forgetting older kanji every time you learn a new one, try adding the kanji to your drills in Nihongo Master. With customized drills, your kanji will keep popping back up every so often to make sure you haven’t forgotten what you already learned!

Another great trick is to use the printable practice sheets! Writing is proven to help memory, and you can learn stroke order and cement kanji in your memory at the same time! Hooray!

Week 21: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Study List

Week 21: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Printable Writing Sheet

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