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Kanji Scrabble #08: Your Chance to Win iPhone Apps!

This week we’ll be giving away 3 iPhone application codes for one of our newest iPhone / Touch applications, Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary, to the first 3 people who get ALL the combinations correct!To be fair with everyone, and for those without those speedy and amazing electronic dictionaries (高いからね!), we’ll only count answers that show up on Jim Breen’s WWWJDICT.
The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #08 [国] 大、入、父、北、中、出、母、電、語、天 (Learn How to Play Here)

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Kanji Scrabble #07 introduced the most combinations so far and #06 had fewer answers with some tricky Kanji not used at all .

How will this week’s be? Make sure to try your best this week to win a FREE app code for  Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary.頑張ってください!

Winners UPDATE:

Great job in this week’s iPhone Apps giveaway Kanji Scrabble contest! There were 17 Kanji combinations total, a record so far.


中国、中国語、入国、出入国、出国、北国、国中、国国、国大、国母、国父、国語、国電、大国、天国、母国、母国語

@chinchinz and @fischer22 came in 1st and 2nd place getting all 17!   @drizl was fast as usual in his responses but missed one, with a total of 16.

All 3 win App Codes for  Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary so be sure to tweet them a congratulatory おめでとうございます!


Kanji Kana English
中国 ちゅうごく (n) (1) China/(2) South-west most region of Honshu/middle of a country/the Hiroshima area/(P)/
中国語 ちゅうごくご (n) Chinese (language)/
入国 にゅうこく (n,vs) entry to a country/(P)/
出入国 しゅつにゅうこく (n) emigration and immigration/
出国 しゅっこく (n,vs) departure from a country/(P)/
北国 きたぐに (n) northern provinces/northern countries/(P)/
くに (n) (1) country/(the) state/(2) region/(3) (obs) province (of Japan)/(4) home (i.e. hometown, home country)/(5) (arch) land/earth/(P)/
国中 くにじゅう (n,adj-no) all over the country/
国国 くにぐに (n) countries/
国大 こくだい (n) national university/(P)/
国母 こくぼ (n) empress/empress dowager/
国父 こくふ (n) father of one’s country/
国語 こくご (n) (1) Japanese (language)/(2) national language/(3) native Japanese words (as opposed to loanwords)/(P)/
国電 こくでん (n) national railroad/(P)/
大国 たいこく (n) large country/major powers/(P)/
天国 てんごく (n,adj-no) paradise/heaven/Kingdom of Heaven/(P)/
母国 ぼこく (n,adj-no) one’s homeland/(P)/
母国語 ぼこくご (n) mother tongue/native language/(P)/