There are three kinds of characters in Japanese.
Next to katakana, let's learn Kanji!
What is Kanji?
Kanji is a writing system that comes from China.
It is said that there are about 50,000 over kanji in total, but Japanese people usually use is about 3,000 kanji.
In Japan, we learn about 2100 kanji in 9 years of elementary and junior high school.
There are multiple ways to read kanji.
- 音読み・・・"on" yomi is based on the way of reading in Chinese.
- 訓読み・・・"kun" yomi is the Japanese original reading.
- Example -
- 音読み（On yomi）：う（u）
- 訓読み（Kun yomi）：みぎ（migi）
- 音読み（On yomi）：さ（sa）
- 訓読み（Kun yomi）：ひだり（hidari）
tsugi no kousaten wo usetsu shimasu.
This shape is symmetrical.
migi ni magarimasu.
It may be difficult to learn one Kanji because it has various readings, which is a characteristic of Chinese characters, but let's study slowly one by one.
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