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えーっす!えーっす!(Ēssu! Ēssu!) Hi everyone. Welcome to Kanji time. Today, let’s review N4 kanji. 参りましょう。(Mairimashō.) If you want to do the quiz first, please go to these times.
This kanji means ray, light. The on-reading is コウ (kō) as in 観光 (kankō) meaning sight-seeing. And the kun-reading for this kanji is ひかり、ひか (hikari, hika) as in 光る (hikaru) meaning to shine, glitter.
This kanji means public, prince, official, governmental. The on-reading is コウ、ク (kō, ku) as in 公園 (kōen) meaning park and the kun-reading for this kanji is おおやけ (ōyake) as in 公の場 (ōyake no ba) meaning public appearances.
This kanji means copy, to be photographed, describe. The on-reading is シャ (sha) as in 写真 (shashin) meaning photograph. And the kun-reading is うつ (utsu) as in 写す (utsusu) meaning to copy 写す (utsusu) to copy.
This kanji means winter. The on-reading is トウ (tō) as in 冬至 (tōji) meaning winter solstice. And the kun-reading is ふゆ (fuyu) as in 真冬 (mafuyu) meaning middle of the winter. 真冬、寒い。 (Mafuyu, samui.) Middle of winter is called 真冬 (mafuyu) and middle of the summer is 真夏 (manatsu). 真夏は暑い。真冬は寒い。(Manatsu wa atsui. Mafuyu wa samui.)
This kanji means cut, cut off, be sharp. The on-reading is セツ、サイ (setsu, sai) as in 大切 (taisetsu) meaning important. 大切。 (Taisetsu.) And the kun-reading is き (ki) as in 切る (kiru) meaning to cut.
Quiz time:
Say the reading of the following kanji:
公の場 (ōyake no ba)
光る (hikaru)
大切 (taisetsu)
写真 (shashin)
真冬 (mafuyu)
Now, say the meaning of the following words.
切る (kiru) To cut
冬至 (tōji) Winter solstice
公園 (kōen) Park
観光 (kankō) Sight-seeing
写す (utsusu) To copy
That’s all for today. See you again at the next kanji time. う~。そうだと思う。ほんとに、ここらへんで出せば、全然喉痛くないもん。何で笑うの?全然変わらないよ! (Ū. Sō da to omou. Honto ni, kokora hen de daseba, zenzen nodo itakunai mon. Nande warau no? Zenzen kawaranai yo! ) Describe へー。(Hē.)
How are you?
I feel good.
That’s good.
You are so chill.
You are so chill.
You are certainly entitled to that opinion.
I don’t understand.
Oh, not again.
See you again.

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December 18th, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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It seems like you are in too hurry to finish the lesson, please include some short explanation about the stroke of kanji. Even referring to the recommended book (THE SECRET TO LEARNING 1500+ KANJI) doesn’t help 😭

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October 1st, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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真冬は公園の雪を光るので写真の観光がいいですね。

手を振るのは大切です。

1、、、2、、、3、、、写真!