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Hi, everyone. Hi! Welcome to Kanji Time.
Today, we are going to learn N3 Kanji.
If you want to do the quiz first, please go to these times.
行こうぜ!(Ikō ze!)
This kanji means “fate, command, destiny, life, appoint”.
The on-reading for this kanji is メイ、ミョウ (mei, myō) like in 命令 (meirei), meaning “order or command”.
気を付け!(Ki o tsuke!) 前へ進め!(Mae e susume!)
And the kun-reading is いのち (inochi) like in 命にかかわる (inochi ni kakawaru) which means “to be a matter of life or death, crucial”.
もう、三日間も何も食べていない。(Mō, mikkakan mo nani mo tabete inai.) 今日中に見つけなくては、命にかかわる。(Kyōjū ni mitsukenakute wa, inochi ni kakawaru.)
This kanji means “harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan”.
The on-reading for this kanji is ワ、オ (wa, o) like in 平和 (heiwa), meaning “peace”.
And the kun-reading is やわ、なご (yawa, nago) like in 声を和らげる (koe o yawarageru) which means “soften one’s voice”.
こんな声よりも、こんな声の方が優しく聞こえるよね。(Konna koe yori mo, konna koe no hō ga yasashiku kikoeru yo ne.)
This kanji means “make a deal, selling, dealing in, trade, business”.
The on-reading for this kanji is ショウ (shō) as in 商品 (shōhin) which means “goods, merchandise”.
And the kun-reading is あきな (akina) like in 陶器を商う (tōki o akinau) which means “deal in ceramics”.
This kanji means “happy, rejoice, take pleasure in”.
The on-reading for this kanji is キ (ki) which is like in 喜劇 (kigeki), meaning “comedy”.
And the kun-reading is よろこ (yoroko) like in 大喜びする (ōyorokobi suru), meaning “to crow over, be extremely delighted”.
憧れのあの人と握手をして、大喜びする。(Akogare no ano hito to akushu o shite, ōyorokobi suru.)
This kanji means “times, round, game, revolve, counter for occurrences”.
The on-reading for this kanji is カイ (kai) like in 回答する (kaitō suru), meaning “to answer or to reply”.
And the kun-reading is まわ (mawa) like in 目が回る (me ga mawaru), meaning “to get dizzy”.
Quiz time!
Say the reading of the following kanji:
回答する (kaitō suru)
商品 (shōhin)
命にかかわる (inochi ni kakawaru)
平和 (heiwa)
大喜びする (ōyorokobi suru)
Now, say the meaning of the following words:
陶器を商う (tōki o akinau) “deal in ceramics”
声を和らげる (koe o yawarageru) “soften one’s voice”
喜劇 (kigeki) “comedy”
命令 (meirei) “order, command”
目が回る (me ga mawaru) “to get dizzy”
That’s all for today. みんなが見てくれて、それが勉強になったら、とても嬉しいです!(Minna ga mite kurete, sore ga benkyō ni nattara, totemo ureshii desu!) 大喜びです!(Ōyorokobi desu!) それでは (Soredewa) See you next time. Bye bye!

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January 25th, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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Hi John K. Godbey,


Thank you for your comment!

You can memorize them by practicing over and over. 😄

Also, I looked through the video but I didn't see a wrong answer. Which one are you talking about?

Are you talking about different quiz from other lesson?

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John K. Godbey
January 9th, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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With so few kanji it is easy to remember 5 after studying for a minute. But after 24 hours, will I still remember them?


Also I took the kanji test. I think your answer on one question was wrong.