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Japanese Kanji 1

Japanese Kanji, Essential Characters

KanjiRomajiMeaning
昨日 さくじつ yesterday
来月 らいげつ next month
三日月 みかずき new moon
火鉢 ひばち charcoal brazier
火事 かじ fire, conflagration
水力 すいりょく water power
水兵 すいへい sailor
材木 ざいもく lumber
木製 もくせい made of wood
金魚 きんぎょ goldfish
土地 とち ground, plot of land
土人 どじん native
左派 さは leftist(political), left wing
左側 さそく、ひだりがわ left side
左右 さゆう left and right
右派 うは right wing (political)
右側 うそく、みぎがわ right side
上流 じょうりゅう upstream, upper class
海上 かいじょう on the sea, maritime
川上 かわかみ upstream
川下 かわしも downstream
下品 げひん vulgar, coarse
地下鉄 ちかてつ subway
大変 たいへん tremendous, serious
中心 ちゅうしん center, heart
集中 しゅうちゅう concentration
小屋 こや hut
小説 しょうせつ novel (fiction)
横目 よこめ side glance
目的 もくてき purpose
目標 もくひょう mark, target
早耳 はやみみ keen of hearing
耳鳴り みみなり ringing in the ears
耳が遠い みみがとおい deaf
口髭 くちひげ mustache
口論 こうろん dispute
握手 あくしゅ handshake
手袋 てぶくろ gloves
手紙 てがみ letter
足跡 ashi-ato footprint
満足 manzoku satisfaction
不足 fusoku insufficiency
人類 jinrui human race
人間 ningen human being
人口 jinkou population
子供 kodomo child/children
原子 genshi atom
様子 yousuu the state of things, appearance
女中 jochuu maid
少女 shoujo maiden
女王 joou queen
先生 sensei teacher
行き先 yukisaki destination
一生 isshou one's whole life
生活 seikatsu livelihood
hi day
tsuki moon
hi fire
mizu water
ki tree
kane gold/money
tsuchi soil, earth
hidari left
migi right
ue up, above
shita bottom, under
大きい ookii big
naka middle, within
小さい chiisai small
上げる ageru to raise
下げる sageru to lower
eyes
みみ ears
くち mouth
te hand
ashi foot
足りる tariru to be sufficient
hito person
ko person
onna woman
saki previous, ahead
nama raw
生む umu to give birth
税込み zeikomi tax included
届ける todokeru to deliver
除く nozoku to exclude
成功 seikou success
撮影 satsuei photograph
欠伸 akubi yawn
朝日 asahi morning sun
 

 



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