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火 (fire): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

火 Meaning: firePronunciations: ka / hi This letter came from the hieroglyph which represents the shape of a ...
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王 (king): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

王 Meaning: kingPronunciations: oo / ou There are several theories about the origin of this kanji. The first i...
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雨 (rain): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

雨 Meaning: rainPronunciations: u / ame, ama "雨" is formed to describe the appearance of moisture pouring from...
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貝 (shell): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

貝 Meaning: shell, shellfishPronunciations: kai The Kanji character "貝" was formed from the hieroglyphs of a certa...
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思 (think): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

思 Meaning: thinkPronunciations: shi / omo(u) The upper part of the kanji (田) is not a rice field (tanbo) but an a...
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鳥 (bird): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

鳥 Meaning: bird(s)Pronunciations: choo / tori This kanji was created from hieroglyphs depicting a bird with a lon...
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金 (gold, money): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

金 Meaning: goldPronunciations: kin, kon / kana The character for "金" is made up of two characters, "全" and "二". "...
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空 (sky): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

空 Meaning: sky, emptyPronunciations: kuu / sora, a(ku), su(ku), kara The Kanji character "空" is composed of two p...
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国 (country): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

国 Meaning: countryPronunciations: kuni / koku The Kanji character "国 (country)" used to be written “國”, which was...
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黒 (black): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

黒 Meaning: blackPronunciations: koku / kuro (i) The Kanji character "黒" (kuro) is originated from a pictogram of ...
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男 (man/men): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

男 Meaning: man, malePronunciations: dan, nan / otoko “男” is a combination of “田” and ”力”. The Kanji “田” means “ri...
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毎 (every): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

毎 Meaning: everyPronunciations: mai / goto, tsune The Kanji "毎" is a hieroglyphic character representing a woman ...
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歩(to walk): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

Origin of Kanji "歩" 歩 Meaning: to walkPronunciations: ho, bu / aru(ku), ayu(mu) 歩 is formed from the symbol of...
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月 (moon): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

Meaning and Pronunciations of "月" ゲツ getsu - 月曜 getsuyou: Mondayガツ gatsu - 正月 shoogatsu: a new year、一月 ichigats...
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白 (white): Kanji Meaning and Pronunciations

the Origin of Kanji "白 (white)” 白 Meaning: whitePronunciations: haku, paku, byaku / shiro, shira This Kanj...
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What is the difference amongst 3 styles of Kanji, Japanese, simplified and traditional Chinese?

The world of Kanji is profound and distinctive as symbolic characters. That may be a reason why you are interested in le...
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Trading Kanji and Language History between China and Japan

We, Japanese people, share the symbolic characters called ‘Kanji’ (‘Hanzi’ in Mandarin) with Chinese people. Children ev...
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