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Hi, everyone! Welcome to Kanji Time!
Today, we are going to review N3 kanji.
N3の漢字を勉強します。 (Enu surī no kanji o benkyō shimasu.)
Let’s go!
If you want to do the quiz first, please go to these times!
This kanji means “draw near, gather, contribute, forward”.
The On reading for this kanji is キ (ki), like in 寄付する (kifu suru) which means “to donate, contribute”.
And the Kun-reading is よ (yo), like in お年寄り (o-toshiyori) which means “elder person”.
お年寄りに席を譲る。 (O-toshiyori ni seki o yuzuru.)
あ、どうぞ。お座りください。 (A, dōzo. O-suwari kudasai.)
いえいえ。いえいえ、大丈夫です。 (Ie ie. Ie ie, daijōbu desu.)
This kanji means “rich, wealth, enrich, abundant”.
The On-reading for this kanji is フ, フウ (fu, fū), like in 豊富 (hōfu) which means “abundant”.
豊富な経験。 (Hōfu na keiken.)
豊富な食糧。 (Hōfu na shokuryō.)
And the Kun-reading is と,とみ (to, tomi), like in 富を築く (tomi o kizuku) which means “to make a fortune”.
This kanji means “lie down, sleep rest, bed”.
The On-reading for this kanji is シン (shin) like in 寝室 (shinshitsu) which means “bed room”.
The Kun-reading for this kanji is ね (ne), like in 寝坊する (nebō suru) which means “to get up late, oversleep”.
Mmm, huh! No way. No way!
This kanji means “guess, presume, judge, inspect”.
The On-reading for this kanji is サツ (satsu), like in 警察 (keisatsu) which means “police” and 察する (sassuru) which means “to guess”.
気持ちを察する。 (Kimochi o sassuru.)
あなたの気持ちを察する。 (Anata no kimochi o sassuru.)
うーん、漢字の勉強がつまらなくて、眠いって? (Ūn, kanji no benkyō ga tsumaranakute, nemui tte?)
Wake up!
This kanji means “confront, face, versus, a pair, a set”.
The On-reading for this kanji is タイ, ツイ (tai, tsui), like in 絶対 (zettai) which means “absolute”.
絶対負けない! (Zettai makenai!)
絶対勝つ! (Zettai katsu!)
And 双対 (sōtsui) which means “dual”.
Quiz Time!
Say the reading of the following kanji:
警察 (keisatsu)
双対 (sōtsui)
富を築く (tomi o kizuku)
寝坊する (nebō suru)
寄付する (kifu suru)
Now, say the meaning of the following words:
お年寄り (o-toshiyori) “elder person”
豊富 (hōfu) “abundance”
寝室 (shinshitsu) “bed room”
察する (sassuru) “guess”
絶対 (zettai) “absolute”
That’s it for today. Thank you so much for watching!
ありがとうございます。 (Arigatō gozaimasu.)
見てくれて、ありがとうございます。 (Mite kurete, arigatō gozaimasu.)
本当に、朝寝坊した時って、すごく焦りますよね? (Hontō ni, asanebō shita toki tte, sugoku aserimasu yo ne?)
寝坊しないように、早く寝ましょう! (Nebō shinai yō ni, hayaku nemashō!)
Good night and see you next time. Bye-bye!

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Musaab
March 5th, 2021 at 02:39 PM
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I came here to learn Kanji and I was greeted with this: 0:00.

Musaab
March 5th, 2021 at 02:38 PM
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I'm pretty sure the reason for this is because Simplified Hanzi didn't exist back then (when Japan borrowed Hanzi and turned them into Kanji).

Musaab
March 5th, 2021 at 02:37 PM
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Oh OK. I'm fine with that.

Curiosity
March 5th, 2021 at 02:26 AM
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i learned simplified hanzi

Musaab
March 4th, 2021 at 08:10 PM
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Traditional Chinese isn't as hard as some people would say... I just want to point out that for those of you learning SIMPLIFIED Hanzi, Japan MOSTLY uses their traditional variants, though sometimes it uses their SIMPLIFIED variants. You see, Japan simplified some of the more COMPLEX characters so they could be read more easily. Now, don't you DARE forget that because it explains what happens next. Some of the characters they simplified are DIFFERENT from their variants in simplified Chinese! Alas, for the reasons stated above, it is best to learn Hanzi and the Japanese "way of Hanzi" (called ""Kanji") separately if you plan on learning BOTH of them.

Curiosity
March 4th, 2021 at 04:06 AM
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i figured out why kanji is so hard.... IT USES TRADITIONAL CHINESE.