Basic Japanese Kanji 1 山 | 月 | 日

It’s been some months after I decided to put off my study in university, there were many changes. I think so long ago (not too much long) I’m pretty good in studying, but now I’m extremely getting lazy, especially in the case of studying. Yawn! Due to my study postponement to the next year, so I’ve planned to fill out my empty heart days *Forget it!*

Stop on being excessive!  Today I don’t mean to be a teacher, not to showing off, or another things that related to them. Here I  just wanna share what I’ve been learned so loooong ago. Beside of to update my this beloved blog, I intend to reviewing my memories so they won’t go anywhere, I’ll keep them up in my heart.

Below there are some most simple kanji. For those who have mastered them, I’ll let you to skip this posting. Hehehe, I have made passage on how to write out/draw Kanji correctly, stroke count, onyomi and kunyomi sounds, the meaning and of course on how to use it in a Japanese word. So here we go!

やまmeans mountain, it could be read as yama/san/zan in romaji text. In addition, yama is used in japanese name as well. Have you been hear (山ださん read: Yamada san) haven’t you? Lol. That’s one of the Japanese name.  In determining the reading of the kanji is  different on various contexts.  Here it is, やま yama is more likely to a physics of a mountain itself . For is only used  to say a mountain’s name, for instance富士山read as ふじさんmeans fuji mountain, I think it will work I formed like this カラカタウ山 I bet you’ve known this, haven’t you? It’s KARAKATAU SAN! and for ざん is used when it comes to a noun/adjective, so it seems like compound noun or something like that, I don’t know what it should be called. Look at this 青山means the green mountain. Did you get it? I hope you did!

Particularly for strokes, it might be next time, I have busy these days, especially if I have to spend out all of my bandwidth, but I promise I’ll upload the strokes order asap Peace bro! I have to take back my preceding sentence in first paragraph!  *ROFL*

This character is used more often, it means moon/month. If we would to say November in Japanese九月(sangatsu) where九(ku) means “nine” and月 (gatsu) means month. For the reading sound there three  i.e. がつ, げつ and  つき. Tsuki means moon.  And for both getsu/gatsu seems like there is no particular rule on how to use them in Japanese word. We only need to match the context to what we will talk about. For example if  I want to say month, I have to use がつ not げつ anyway. For the vocabulary Monday in Japanese is月曜日 (げつようび)and used in counters as well e.g one month, two months, three mounts, etc.

This kanji character means sun/day. The reading could be like this(nichi), に(ni), び(hi), か(ka). And again, the reading often depends on the context. にち is used to say  Sunday, the kanji for Sunday  is日曜日(nichiyoubi). Look at the first and last kanji, they are same, aren’t they? The difference is only on how we read the kanji. There are two kanji which represent three meanings. 日 means sun曜means weekday and日(bi) means day.  For か is used if we talk about the date of the month e.g. 三日 Mikka means the 3rd day of the month or three days long,

That’s all. It’s the time for breakfast! What a tiring activity while I’m writing this post, switching the romaji to kana to kanji keyboard. It’s strong enough to stiff my fingers. And Bilingual too! I promise I’ll update so does I can learn more more about kanji. My target is only to reach N5/N4 not too much difficult (Most of my friends said). There are nine months left for me to memorize all of 2043 kanji if I’m not wrong !  頑張って下さい!

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