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Japanese Kanji Grade 1

Based on the Kyōiku kanji, the official list of the most used kanji symbols in the Japanese language. There are 6 grades of increasing complexity. Try completing Grade 1 by writing the meaning of the kanji characters given below. If you found it easy, try some of my more complex kanji quizzes (up to the 6th Japanese grade)!
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Last updated: December 18, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 15, 2020
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Kanji
Meaning
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
hundred
thousand
above, top
below, bottom
left
right
inside, middle
large, big
small
month, moon
Kanji
Meaning
day, sun
year
early, quickly
tree
woods, grove
mountain
river
ground, soil
sky, empty
rice paddy, rice field
heaven, sky
life, raw, bear
flower
grass
insect
dog
person
name
female, woman
male, man
Kanji
Meaning
child
eye
ear
mouth
hand
leg, foot
see
sound
power, strength
spirit, air
yen, circle
enter
exit, leave
stand up
rest
previous
evening
book
sentence, text
character
Kanji
Meaning
study
school
town, village
town, city
forest
correct
water
fire
gem, jewel
king
stone
bamboo
thread
shellfish
vehicle, car
gold, money
rain
red
blue
white
18 Comments
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2021
Just what I need as I have recently moved to studying Kanji (unofficially) as I've somewhat memorized the Kana. Was shocked to see タ (ta), (ロ) and カ (Ka) are Kanji of its own too (ʘ言ʘ╬)

Please continue this series and I'll probably end up taking enough times until I get all right

Thanks a lot for making these series (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

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Level 57
Feb 21, 2021
Thank you for your kind comment! Good luck with learning!
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Level 51
Jan 27, 2022
For 土 I wrote earth, dirt, land...can you provide more options as the answer? At least include dirt.
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Level 57
Jan 27, 2022
Added a few more options for several words.
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
Personally I would add a few more potential answers for 玉, such as "ball," (probably most people's first guess), maybe "sphere" too.
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Level 57
Feb 7, 2022
You are correct, I must have missed that one. Changed and added some more answers.
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Level 71
Apr 24, 2022
I'm going totally from Chinese, does it not also mean "jade"?

Also does 立 mean "establish" in Japanese?

For 先 I tried "older," "earlier" and "first"

For 夕 I tried "dusk"

Thanks!

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Level 57
Apr 25, 2022
Indeed, you are correct. Apparently, usage of some of these is less common in Japanese though.

But I've added it as an alternative to the quiz, thank you!

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Level 50
Apr 24, 2022
Great quiz! Nominated. Only missed "町", which is not commonly used in Chinese.
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Level 57
Apr 25, 2022
Thank you! If you'd like, check out other quizzes from my Japanese Kanji series for more advanced characters (grades 1-6)!
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2022
I would like to say that 玉 should also accept jade, as that's the original meaning of the word.
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Level 57
Apr 25, 2022
I have added this option, thank you for your suggestion!
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Level 83
Apr 25, 2022
Managed to get all of them even though I know no Japanese, only Chinese.
+1
Level 50
Feb 2, 2024
me too.
+2
Level 46
Nov 15, 2023
Can you make a shuffled version?
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Level 51
Jun 22, 2024
yes shuffled would be better
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Level 61
Nov 25, 2023
Very easy for Chinese speakers like me.
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2023
Accept 'seashell' for 貝?