Free Kanji Course – lesson six

Welcome to the sixth lesson of our free online kanji course! With the help of carefully selected teaching materials that are freely available online, we are going to remember all the kanji you need for JLPT level 5. Before we start with this lesson, let’s review all the kanji from the previous lessons! Do you still remember all of them?

Lesson 1: 一, 二, 三 , 四 , 五 , 六 , 七 , 八 , 九 , 十 , 百 , 千 , 万 , and 円 .
Lesson 2: 日、月、火、水、木、金、土、川、and 田 .
Lesson 3: 人, 私, 上,下 , 左 , 右 , 中, and 山 .
Lesson 4: 雨 , 大 , 本 , 今 , 何 , 母 , 父 , 男 , 女 , and 子 .
Lesson 5: 友, 出 , 年 , 国 , 会 , 名 , 天 and 休.

All good? Then let’s start with the set for this week: 小 , 先 , 入 , 分 , 前 , 半 , 学 and 多 .

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小 means “small”, “little”, “tiny”, “minor”, “miniature”, “slight”.

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The stroke order for 小 .

Onyomi: Shou [しょう]
Kunyomi: Chii(sai) / Ko / O [ちい(さい)/こ/お]

Meaning: Before, in future
Onyomi: Sen [せん]
Kunyomi: Saki [さき]
Vocabulary: 先ず – ߹ず – mazu – First of all

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The stroke order for 先

Meaning: To enter, to insert
Onyomi: Nyuu [にࠀう]
Kunyomi: Hai(ru)/I(ru)/I(reru) [はい(る)/ い(る)/い(れる)]
Vocabulary: 入口 – いࠅぐち – iriguchi – Entrance

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The stroke order of 入

Meaning: Part, Minute, To divide, To understand
Onyomi: Fun/Bu [ふん/ぶ]
Kunyomi: Wa(keru)/Wa(karu)/
Wa(kareru) [わ(ける)/わ(かる)/ わ(かれる)]
Vocabulary: 自分 – じぶん – jibun – Oneself

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The stroke order for 分

Meaning: Before
Onyomi: Zen [ぜん]
Kunyomi: Mae [まえ]
Vocabulary: 名前 – なまえ – namae – Name

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The stroke order for 前

Meaning: Half, middle, semi
Onyomi: Han [はん]
Kunyomi: Naka(ba)[なか(ば)]
Vocabulary: 半分 – はんぶん – hanbun – Half

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The stroke order for 半 .

Meaning: School, Science, to learn
Onyomi: Gaku [がく]
Kunyomi: Mana(bu) [߹な(ぶ)]
Vocabulary: 大学 – だいがく – daigaku – University

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The stroke order for 学 .

Meaning: Many
Onyomi: Ta [た]
Kunyomi: Oo(i) [おお(い)]
Vocabulary: 多分 – たぶん – tabun – Probably

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The stroke order for 多

…and that is our set for this week: 小 , 先 , 入 , 分 , 前 , 半 , 学 and 多 . How do you find these kanji? Which ones are difficult for you? And do you have any questions? Discuss it in our Facebook group. Native speakers as well as professional Japanese teachers are happy to help you in you learning journey.

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