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Answers to the Kanji Exercise Posted by on May 31, 2009

1) Meaning: space, interval. Kun: ま. On: カン. 間 2) Meaning: three. Kun: み. On: サン. 三 3) Meaning: six. Kun: む On: ロク. 六 4) Meaning: eye. Kun: め On: ガン. 眼 5) Meaning: tree, wood. On: モク Kun: き. 木 6) Meaning: next, come. On: ライ Kun: くろ. 来 7) Meaning: power, strength. On: リイ Kun: ちから. 力 8) Meaning: weak. On: ルイ Kun: よわい. 羸 9) Meaning: cool, cold. On: レイ Kun: つめたい. 冷 10) Meaning: old age, elderly. On:…

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Kanji Practice Posted by on May 28, 2009

Once again, I thank everyone who participated in this exercise! Here are the answers to the hiragana section: 1) ねこ (cat)  2) なに (what) 3) たこ (octopus) 4) はい (hai) 5) ふうふ  (married couple) 6) なか (middle, center) 7) のう (brain) 8) はこ (box) 9) はは (mother) 10) はな(flower) Here are the answers to the katakana section: 1) テスト (test) 2) ナウ (now) 3) ナイト…

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Hiragana and Katakana Continued Posted by on May 24, 2009

Thank you to everyone who answered the questions to the previous post. Here are the answers to the hiragana section: 1) ai (あい) love 2) ue (うえ) on 3) akai (あかい) red 4) eki (えき) station 5) sushi (すし) sushi 6) sake (さけ) sake 7) koi (こい) carp fish 8) iie (いいえ) no 9) aoi…

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Hiragana and Katakana Practice Posted by on May 20, 2009

  Ok, so let’s do some hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (かたかな) practice. First I’ll give you all the characters you need to do for this exercise. Just remember that the hiragana (ひらがな) is writen first. The katakana (かたかな) is provided after the hiragana (ひらがな) a – (あ)(ア) i – (い)(イ) u – (う)(ウ) e – (え)(エ)…

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Sekihan Posted by on May 17, 2009

Sekihan (赤飯) is “red bean rice.” The rice is usually steamed with azuki (アズキ) beans. The azuki (アズキ) beans are dark red. When the beans are steamed with the rice, the color leeks into the rice, forming a pinkish color on the rice. Sometimes red food coloring is added to enhance the color. On top,…

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