Fourteen Kanji [98/365]

Last week Priya and I used flashcards to learn some kanji. Below are the main 14 that we looked at with their on reading (first line, katakana), kun reading (second line, hiragana), and definition (third line, English).

I have omitted rōmaji readings because I am getting to the point where I find rōmaji actively harmful to learning/remembering Japanese, though I will probably continue to use it in other future entries on this blog, for accessibility to my readers unfamiliar with hiragana and katakana.

Onto the kanji!


ケイ/(キョウ)
あに
brother, older brother


イン
ひ・く/ひ・ける
pull, draw, haul, tug


セツ/(ゼイ)
と・く
explain, theory



ward, district, section, area, zone



お・きる/お・こる/お・こす
rise, get up, raise up, lift, start, begin


キン
ちか・い
near, close, nearby, recent, modern


シン
おや/した・しい/した・しむ
parent, relatives, intimate, familiar


エイ
distinguished, outstanding, English, UK, British


ゲン/ガン
もと
origin, beginning, element


コウ/ケ
construction, work, artisan


ソウ
はし・る
run, dash, run, away, flee


セキ
ゆう
evening, dusk


リョク/リキ
ちから
power, strength, effort, force


ツウ/(ツ)
とお・る/とお・す/かよ・う
pass (by), pass through, commute. through


I have an idea for a “Flashcard Fridays” series of posts that I may begin next week…watch this space 😉

2 Comments

  1. Two minor comments:

    1) I was surprised by the reading ひける because I thought it was the potential and I thought potentials wouldn’t be in a list like this. However it seems there is actually a word for that, though I have never heard or seen it used (:
    2) I think 区 ‘s reading is more commonly written as く
    ケ looks like ‘ke’, though I know it can sound like ‘ka’ (ex: 一ヶ月)
    Ex: 千代田区 is pronounced “Chiyoda ku”

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    1. Oh dang, great catch on 区! I had indeed typed that wrong in my entry (just checked with the flashcard and it is written ク on there not ケ as I mistranscribed). My mistake 😮

      Corrected! Thank you!

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