Writing the first 80 Kanji

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In today's article we will study a little bit about the 80 kanji that we learned in the first year of study in Japanese schools.

Remember that the kanji list below has only one reading, the most common. You should study each kanji in person to find out more about each kanji.

Kanji Hiragana Reading Meaning
いち Ichi a
きゅう  Kyū  Nine
なな  nana  Seven
に  ni  two
ひと  hito  people
にゅう  nyū  input
はち  hachi  eight
ちから  chikara  Power, strength
じゅう  jū  ten
した  shita  below
さん  san  three
せん  sen  thousand
うえ  huh  top
くち  kuchi  mouth
ど  of  ground
ゆう  yū  night
だい  so  big
おんな  onna  woman
こ  ko  kid
しょう  shō  Little
やま  yama  Mountain
かわ  kawa  River
ご  go  five
てん  ten  sky
なか  naka  medium
ろく  roku  six
えん  en  yen
て  you  hand
ぶん  bun  verdict
にち  nichi  day
つき  tsuki  month
き  ki  tree
みず  mizu  Water
ひ  hi  fire
いぬ  inu  dog
おう  King
ただし  tadashi  right
いずる  izuru  out
ほん  hon  book origin
みぎ  migi  right
よん  yon  four
ひだり  hidari  left
たま  tama  ball
なま  nama  crude
た  OK  rice field
しろ  shiro  White
め  me  eye
いし  ishi  stone
たつ  tatsu  Support
ひゃく  hyaku  hundred
とし  toshi  year
きゅう  kyū  holiday
さき  saki  previous
な  at  name
じ  ji  character
はや  haya  early
き  ki  caution
たけ  take  bamboo
いと  ito  thread
みみ  mimi  ear
むし  mushi  bug
むら  wall  village
おとこ  otoko  man
まち  machi  City
はな  hana  flower
み  mi  to see
かい  kai  shellfish
あか  aka  red
あし  ashi  foot
くるま  Kuruma  car
まなぶ  manabu  Manabu
はやし  hayashi  forest
そら  sora  sky
きむ  kimu  gold
あめ  love  rain
あお  to  blue
くさ  kusa  grass
おと  oto  sound
こう  kō  school
もり  mori  forest

The video below shows in detail how to write each kanji found in this article.

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