What’s the hardest part about learning kanji?

That’s right, it’s the readings! When kanji sometimes have more than 10 readings, it can feel impossible to memorize them all. Luckily this week was a little easier as most of our kanji had just one or two readings. PHEW! If you’re still confused about when to use which reading, why don’t you check out our blog post this week on the difference between On’Yomi and Kun’Yomi! As with any language, there are exceptions to any rule, but knowing the basics can certainly help.

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.

Week 15: From “Beach” to “Strike”

Did you try to quiz yourself? How many did you get right?

If you’re struggling with learning each and every day, 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 at the same today! Hooray!

Week 15: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Study List

Week 15: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Printable Writing Sheet

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