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ひろこです (Hiroko desu.)
Hiroko here.
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Lesson 12.
Ten Kanji.
You can draw kanji for 1, 2, and 3.
Now it's time to add 10 to the mix.
Let’s draw today’s kanji.
The meaning of this kanji is 10.
Now we are going to have a trick for memorizing this kanji in just a minute but let’s first look at the reading.
Remember, there are two readings in Japanese kanji? One is the 音読み (on'yomi) , the On reading and the other one is the 訓読み (kun'yomi) , the Kun reading. The On (On) readings come from Chinese and the Kun readings come from Japanese.
Now, the On (On) reading for this kanji is トウ (tō) Now, let's look at the Kun reading, the Kun (Kun) reading for this kanji is じゅう (jū) .
Now remember the trick that I was telling about? Let’s look at that now.
5 plus 5 is 10!
Now let's look at how to draw this kanji. Pay attention to the stroke order.Left to the right. top to the bottom. Let's try it again. 1, 2.
Now let’s look at some sample words.
Ta-dah!
The On reading for this kanji is tou. Here we have とおか(tōka), which means the 10th day.
Now, the Kun reading for this kanji is ju, we have じゅうがつ (jū-gatsu) which means October.
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May 29th, 2009 at 06:30 PM
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みなさん、こんにちは! How was today's kanji lesson? Do you know any kanji that have 十 in them?

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June 6th, 2016 at 09:39 AM
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Louise-san konnichiwa,


Thank you for your feedback.

Unfortunately we need more time to fix.


Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience,

Motoko

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April 9th, 2015 at 05:19 PM
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japanese guy さん、

Konnichiwa.

Even though on-reading is influenced by Chinese pronunciation, it’s already the Japanese language so it’s necessary. :wink:


Yuki 由紀

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japanese guy
April 9th, 2015 at 01:08 PM
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why should i learn the chinese readings if im learning japanese?:flushed:

i :heart: the lessons :thumbsup:

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January 8th, 2015 at 05:28 PM
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Hi hiepnguyenbg,


Thank you for your comment and feedback.

You are right, at min 01:20 On-reading of the kanji, トウ should be changed to トオ. トウ is incorrect.

We will fix it soon.

Let us know if you have questions about any of our lessons.


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hiepnguyenbg
January 6th, 2015 at 01:34 PM
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I think Hiroko san made a small mistake. The on-reading of 十 is トオ、not トウ.

By the way, can you tell me the name of the Kanji book Hiroko-san uses?

Thank you very much.

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November 4th, 2014 at 03:52 PM
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Hello Mehmet-san,


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Mehmet
November 1st, 2014 at 09:16 AM
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it is really disturbing that in every videos you spend 10 sec for become premium subscriber adds . we pay for it. i dont want to hear that in every video. i love your teaching way. arigatogozaimasu ..if i need more, i will pay. please:angry:

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May 22nd, 2013 at 09:22 AM
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Hi Manos-san,

Good Point. In the modern Japanese, the Chinese origin numbers, ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, shichi, hachi, kyuu, juu, are commonly used. These are on readings.

On the other hand, you can see the Japanese origin numbers in general counters.

Have you learned these? Hitotsu, Futatsu, mittsu, yottsu, itsutsu, muttsu, nanatsu, yattsu, kokonotsu, and too.

Also you would notice that 4 and 7 has two readings, yon and shi, nana and shichi. They are kun readings and on readings.

Hope this helps!


Motoko

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Manos
May 21st, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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Isnt it a bit weird? When we learn numbers we say ichi ni san(on reading) and juy(kun reading).Are the kun readings for 1,2,3 and on readings for 10 used?:???:

Necdilzor
January 10th, 2013 at 03:31 AM
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Motokoさん,


Thanks for you response! That helped a lot!


I'm looking forward to complete this series, I've learned a lot here :D