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7 Days to Learn 20 Japanese Kanji Characters

2010/12/17 Lapinski Japanese

It is always a nightmare for Japanese beginning learners to pick up kanji. It is hard, but I am trying to be more encouraging here… Yes, you can memorize 20 kanji in 7 days! And if you are persistent to do so over a period of, say, a year, then you can pick up 1000 kanji in a year!

But before being too ambitious, let’s be realistic and try to make a commitment in the next 7 days first. 7 days to memorize the pronunciations and meanings of 20 pictorial characters with random lines shouldn’t be too hard, right? There are quite a few free resource online that you may find useful, but the most important thing is still… get started now.

I compiled a list of 20 Japanese kanji. It is chosen from the first 80 kanji of level 5 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) learning materials, pronunciations and meanings not crucial for the beginners are removed. You may print flashcards for your review, and quiz yourself when you are ready to do so.

If you would like to practice writing or pronouncing one of the kanji characters in the list, simply click on the links below:

Remember to sign up for an account before you take a quiz. We will have detailed statistics to keep track of what you have learned. Of course you may also create your own vocabulary list if you are a member.

Please let me know if you have any questions and/or suggestions. Thanks!