Issue 13: Mini 日本語 中級
Learn various kanji representing people and the differences.
ike people, kanji representing people are just as diverse. There are a whole variety of kanji indicating people from various social classes, people holding various jobs, people of status, family, royalty, gods and everything in between. Knowing kanji representing which group of people can help you use the right kanji for just the right person.
Split into four groups, we’re going to take a look at the most common people kanji and learn their meaning along with example words. Starting with the most basic, we’re going to cover group 1, Basic Classes, and group 2, Specialized Classes, in today’s issue.
Each group starts with an overview then followed by the kanji in depth and an exercise. For easy learning, break the group into smaller sets and learn them separately. After you’ve learned the kanji, try doing the exercise. Let’s start!
Congratulations! You’ve just finished the first group of people kanji! Now that wasn’t too bad right? I think you deserved a nice cup of coffee or tea, so take five! Remember, never study when you’re tired. So, now that you know the basic people kanji, let’s move on to the next group, Specialized Classes.
How did it go? Did you get all the exercise questions right from group 2? Well done! I recommend reviewing these kanji from time to time by writing them out and saying them out loud in order not to forget them. That’s it for this issue, post your results in the comment section. 2 groups down, 2 more to go, watch out for people kanji part 2!