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Hi, everyone! Welcome to Kanji Time!
Today, we are going to learn N5 kanji.
Let’s go!
If you want to do the quiz first, please go to these times.
This kanji means “year.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ネン (nen) like in 来年 (rainen) which means “next year.”
去年、今年、来年。 (Kyonen, kotoshi, rainen.) “Last year, this year, next year.”
And the Kun-reading is とし (toshi) like in 今年 (kotoshi) which means “this year.”
“this year” 今年 (kotoshi)
私の今年の目標は... (Watashi no kotoshi no mokuhyō wa...)
もう、終わるんですけど... (Mō, owaru n desu kedo...)
今年の目標は、「優柔不断を減らす。」 (Kotoshi no mokuhyō wa,`yūjūfudan o herasu.')
「優柔不断じゃなくする」っていう目標だったんですけれども... (`Yūjūfudan ja naku suru' tte iu mokuhyō datta n desu keredo mo...)
どうでしょうか... (Dō deshō ka... )
あんまり変わってないかなぁ? (Anmari kawatte nai ka nā?)
はぁ、難しいねえ。 (Hā, muzukashii nee.)
This kanji means “to buy.”
The On-reading for this kanji is バイ (bai) like in 売買 (baibai) which means “buying and selling.”
売買 (baibai)
It’s not bye-bye!
売買 (baibai) “buying and selling”
And the Kun-reading for this kanji is か (ka) like in 買い物 (kaimono) which means “shopping.”
買い物 (kaimono)
いらっしゃいませー! (Irasshaimasē!)
あ!おお、このめがね、いいですねえ。 (A! Ō, kono megane, ii desu nee.)
あ、ちょうどいい。よく見えるー! (A, chōdo ii. Yoku mierū!)
これください。 (Kore kudasai.)
This kanji means “white.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ハク, ビャク (haku, byaku) like in 白人 (hakujin) which means “Caucasian.”
And the Kun-reading is しろ (shiro) like in 白い (shiroi) which means “white.”
雪が降った後は辺り一面、白い。 (Yuki ga futta ato wa atari ichi-men, shiroi.)
This kanji means, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, “8.”
This kanji means “eight.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ハチ (hachi) like in 八月 (hachi-gatsu) which means “August.”
Let’s go to the sea!
And the Kun-reading for this kanji is やっ, や, よう (ya, ya, yō) like in 八つ (yattsu) which means “eight items.”
一つ、二つ、三つ、四つ、五つ、六つ、七つ、八つ、九つ。 (Hitotsu, futatsu, mittsu, yottsu, itsutsu, muttsu, nanatsu, yattsu, kokonotsu.)
This kanji means “half, middle, semi-.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ハン (han) like in 半日 (hannichi) which means “half day.”
And the Kun-reading for this kanji is なか (naka) like in 道半ば (michi nakaba) which means “halfway.”
Quiz time!
Say the reading of the following kanji:
八つ (yattsu)
白人 (hakujin)
半日 (hannichi)
買い物 (kaimono)
来年 (rainen)
Now, say the meaning of the following words:
売買 (baibai) “buying and selling”
今年 (kotoshi) “this year”
八月 (hachi-gatsu) “August”
白い (shiroi) “white”
道半ば (michi nakaba) “halfway”
That’s all for today. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time. Bye-bye!
Bye-bye.
売買。 (Baibai.) “buying and selling”

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