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はい、参ります! (Hai, mairimasu!)
Hi, everyone! Welcome to Kanji Time!
Today, we are going to do N4 kanji.
Let’s go!
This kanji means モー! (mō!), “cow.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ギュウ (gyū), like in 牛肉 (gyūniku), which means “beef.”
ぎゅうっ、ぎゅうっ。 (Gyū, gyū.)
牛肉 (gyūniku) “beef”
牛肉 (gyūniku) “beef”
豚肉 (butaniku) “pork”
鶏肉 (toriniku) “chicken”
And the Kun-reading is うし (ushi), like in 牡牛座 (ōshiza), which means “Taurus (zodiac sign).”
Zodiac sign in Japanese is 星座 (seiza).
あなたの星座は何ですか? (Anata no seiza wa nan desu ka?) “What is your zodiac?”
This kanji means “object, thing, matter.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ブツ, モツ (butsu, motsu), like in 禁物 (kinmotsu), which means “taboo.”
えっと。 (Etto.)
知らない人のお家に靴を履いたまま上がるのは、 (Shiranai hito no o-uchi ni kutsu o haita mama agaru no wa,)
ブー! 禁物です。 (Bū! Kinmotsu desu.)
It’s a taboo! You need to take off your shoes before you go into someone’s house, in Japan!
一、二。 (Ichi, ni.)
And the Kun-reading is もの (mono), like in 食べ物 (tabemono), which means “food.”
食べ物 (tabemono) “food”
飲み物 (nomimono) “drink”
This kanji means “special.”
The On-reading for this kanji is トク (toku), like in 特長 (tokuchō), which means “merits, advantageous points” and like in 特待生 (tokutaisei), which means “scholarship student.”
頭の良い特待生。 (Atama no ii tokutaisei.)
そんなのも分からないんですか。 (Sonna no mo wakaranai n desu ka.)
私が教えて差し上げましょう。 (Watakushi ga oshiete sashiagemashō.)
This kanji means ワン! (wan!), “dog.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ケン (ken), as in 番犬 (banken), which means “guard dog.”
番犬 (banken) “guard dog”
And the Kun-reading is いぬ (inu), like in 飼い犬 (kaiinu), which means “pet dog.”
pet dog
飼い犬 (kaiinu) “pet dog”
飼い猫 (kaineko) “pet cat”
はい、家の飼い犬です。 (Hai, uchi no kaiinu desu.)
メロンっていいます。 (Meron tte iimasu.)
よろしくお願いします。 (Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.)
ワン! (Wan!)
This kanji means “logic, reason, justice, truth, rationalness.”
The On-reading for this kanji is リ (ri), like in 理由 (riyū), which means “reason.”
理由を教えて下さい。 (Riyū o oshiete kudasai.) “Please tell me the reason.”
And 理科 (rika), which means “science (subject).”
理科を理解する。 (Rika o rikai suru.) “Understand science.”
Quiz Time!
Say the reading of the following kanji:
特長 (tokuchō)
牡牛座 (ōshiza)
禁物 (kinmotsu)
飼い犬 (kaiinu)
理科 (rika)
Now, say the meaning of the following words:
食べ物 (tabemono) “food”
牛肉 (gyūniku) “beef”
理由 (riyū) “reason”
番犬 (banken) “guard dog”
特待生 (tokutaisei) “scholarship student”
今日は以上です。 (Kyō wa ijō desu.)
お疲れ様です。 (Otsukare-sama desu.)
あなたの性格の特徴は何ですか。 (Anata no seikaku no tokuchō wa nan desu ka.)
ぜひコメントで教えてください。 (Zehi komento de oshiete kudasai.)
私の性格の特徴は、 (Watashi no seikaku no tokuchō wa,)
うーん・・・ (Ūn...)
マイペースですかね。 (Maipēsu desu ka ne.)
ハハハッ! (Hahaha!)
See you next time! Bye-bye!

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