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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 this time.
This kanji means “north.”
東西南北 (tōzainanboku). North.
The On-reading for this kanji is ホク(hoku) like in 南北 (nanboku) which means “south and north.”
And the Kun-reading for this kanji is きた (kita) like in 北日本 (kita Nihon) which means “northern Japan.”
北日本は、青森とか、岩手... (Kita Nihon wa, Aomori toka, Iwate...)
東北の方です。 (Tōhoku no hō desu.)
This kanji means “tree, wood.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ボク, モク (boku, moku) like in 木刀 (bokutō) which means “wooden sword.”
And the Kun-reading is き,こ (ki, ko) like in 木の葉 (konoha) which means “leaf.”
風で木の葉が揺れる。 (Kaze de konoha ga yureru.)
This kanji means “book, source, main-.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ホン (hon) like in 本屋 (hon'ya) which means “book store.”
うーん、本の匂い。 (Ūn, hon no nioi.)
And the Kun-reading is もと (moto) like in 大本 (ōmoto) which means “root, source.”
この野郎! (Kono yarō!)
この野郎! (Kono yarō!)
まあまあ、喧嘩は止めなさい。 (Mā mā, kenka wa yamenasai.)
大本の原因はお前だろ! (Ōmoto no gen'in wa omae daro!)
はい、すいません。 (Hai, suimasen.)
This kanji means “each, every.”
The On-reading for this kanji is マイ (mai) like in 毎回 (maikai) which means “every time.”
毎回 (maikai)
毎回、毎回、同じこと言われて、本当に、反省しなさい! (Maikai, maikai, onaji koto iwarete, hontō ni, hansei shinasai!)
毎回、同じこと言わせないで! (Maikai, onaji koto iwasenaide!)
And 毎年 (maitoshi) which means “every year.”
毎年 (maitoshi)
毎年 (maitoshi), 毎年 (maitoshi)
This kanji means 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, “six.”
The On-reading for this kanji is ロク (roku) as in 六年生 (roku-nensei) which means “6th grader.”
一年生、二年生、三年生... (Ichi-nensei, ni-nensei, san-nensei...)
四年生、五年生、六年生、そして卒業。 (Yo-nensei, go-nensei, roku-nensei, soshite sotsugyō.)
And the Kun-readings are むっ, む, むい (mu, mu, mui) like in 六つ (muttsu) which means “six items.”
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 items.
Quiz time!
Say the reading of the following kanji:
木の葉 (konoha)
大本 (ōmoto)
六つ (muttsu)
南北 (nanboku)
毎年 (maitoshi)
Now, say the meaning of the following words:
毎回 (maikai) “every time”
北日本 (kita Nihon) “northern Japan”
本屋 (hon'ya) “book store”
六年生 (roku-nensei) “6th grader”
木刀 (bokutō) “wooden sword”
That’s all for today. Thank you so much for watching.
毎回、見てくれてありがとうございます! (Maikai, mite kurete arigatō gozaimasu!)
それでは、また来週? (Soredewa, mata raishū?)
また次回! (Mata jikai!)
バイバイ! (Baibai!)
Bye-bye.

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