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ひろこです (Hiroko desu.)
Hiroko here.
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Lesson 2,
Get into the “Grove” of Kanji.
You did a great job learning the first lesson’s kanji.
It’s time to expand on that and turn your one tree into a growth.
Memorize the basic principle of joining one tree and you’ve got this kanji down.
Now let’s try today’s kanji.
Here is one tree and the other tree.
The meaning for this kanji is a grove of trees.
Now we are going to have a trick for memorizing this kanji in just a minute but let’s first look at the readings.
Remember there are two readings in Japanese kanji? One is the On reading and the other one is the Kun readings. Long story short, the On readings come from Chinese and the Kun readings come from Japanese.
The On reading for this kanji is リン (rin), and the Kun reading for this kanji is はやし (hayashi)
And remember the trick that I was telling you about? Let’s look at that now.
Here you can you say tree #1 and tree #2. In ancient times, trees were thought to be the life givers. Considering that, one tree gave life to another tree. Then you have a grove of trees.
Now let’s look at how to draw this kanji. Pay attention to the stroke order. Tree 1, 1, 2, 3, 4. You have to stop here. 5, 6, 7, 8. Let’s try one more time. Tree 1, 1, 2, 3, 4. Tree 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Now let’s look at some sample words and phrases.
Ta-dah!
The On reading for this kanji is rin. Here we have さん林 (sanrin) which means mountain words.
Next we have the Kun reading. The Kun reading for this kanji is hayashi. Here we have 林さん (Hayashi-san) Mr. Hayashi or Mrs. Hayashi. Since the Hayashi also represents prosperity, it would be beyond to be used as a common surname among the lords.
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Thursday at 6:30 pm
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みなさんこんにちは! Were you able to write the kanji well following the stroke order? Let us know what you think of the video!

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December 11th, 2017 at 5:49 pm
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Hi Adriel,

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Our website might help you to look up kanji.

Please check out the following website!


https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-kanji/

https://www.japanesepod101.com/kanji-dictionary/


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Adriel
December 9th, 2017 at 7:48 am
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Is there a kanji dictionary perhaps that you could recommend? one that lists kun and on readings

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November 22nd, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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Konnichiwa, Amy-san

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We are glad to hear that.

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Amy
November 10th, 2017 at 2:54 am
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konnichiwa! this was very easy to follow. thanks

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August 17th, 2017 at 8:20 pm
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Hi Sheryl,


Written Japanese has three scripts: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Starting with hiragana and then katakana would be better. Therefore, we suggest this awesome series that will help you remember all the characters in few hours: https://www.japanesepod101.com/2016/09/06/how-to-write-in-japanese-hiragana-and-katakana-1-the-hiragana-vowels/


Also, make sure to download our FREE kana practice worksheet here: https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-alphabet/


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August 17th, 2017 at 10:57 am
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I'm starting to learn Japanese! I would like to know what Japanese writing I should start first! Kanji, Hiragana, Kanji, Katakana? Please help me!

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April 22nd, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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Hi Cloud,

Thank you for the comment!


Here is #1 "What's the connection?".

https://www.japanesepod101.com/2009/01/14/video-13-kanji-video-lesson-1-japanese-kanji-and-trees/


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April 16th, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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I keep looking for the "Kanji Video Lesson #1" even if I put it on the search box, I can't find it, can anyone help me, or maybe just comment in the links, thank you!

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November 29th, 2016 at 8:52 pm
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Luiza-san,

konnichiwa! :smile:


I understand what you mean by 25 lessons not being enough.

I don't know how many kanji you've already learnt, and what your target is, but

I think using the lesson notes TO learn kanji is actually one good way

because you can learn kanji in real contexts.

Some lesson series also offer kanji close-up sheet.

Other than that, I often recomment this resource:

https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-kanji/


Hope this helps!


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Luiza
October 28th, 2016 at 10:12 am
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Is there a place here on japanesepod101 that I can learn all the basic Kanjis in an order from easy kanji to hard kanji?

I am looking for a lesson series or a complete material to learn all the basic kanji and I feel like 25 videos is not enough. :disappointed:


I am now following the begginer series here on japanesepop101 and there are a lot of Kanji on the lesson notes that I don't know and I wish to learn how to write them and read them before watching the begginner lessons.