Everyday Kanji (Kanji on the Street)
What you'll learn
- One Kanji a lesson. Learn its Meaning, Reading, Writing and Usage (in a sentence & signboards)
- Learn Kanji stroke order in animation! Easy to follow
- How to read Japanese signboards that actually exist in Japan.
- Understand Japanese major signboards. It would be very useful when you actually visit Japan or living in Japan.
- Basic Japanese. Especially Japanese scripts, Hiragana and Katakana.
Everyday Kanji introduces 1 Kanji a video. Introducing the meaning of the Kanji, reading (for both On-yomi and Kun-yomi) and stroke order of a Kanji in animation. In addition, example sentences of the Kanji and real Japanese signboard, Kanban on the street are shown. Therefore this course is easy to follow and quite practical as well.
Occasionally there are review and summary of the lessons so that you can enhance your memory and prepare for the day you're visiting Japan. All lessons are practical as it's really used in real Japanese.
What is Kanji?
Kanji are the adopted logographic Chinese characters that are used in the Japanese writing system. They are used alongside the Japanese syllabic scripts: hiragana and katakana.
Kanji (漢字), one of the three scripts used in the Japanese language, are Chinese characters, which were first introduced to Japan in the 5th century via the Korean peninsula.
Kanji are ideograms, i.e. each character has its own meaning and corresponds to a word. By combining characters, more words can be created. For example, the combination of "buy(買)" with "thing(物)" means "shopping（買物）".
Kanji are used for writing nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs. Unlike the Chinese language, Japanese cannot be written entirely in kanji. For grammatical endings and words without corresponding kanji, two additional, syllable-based scripts are being used, hiragana and katakana, each consisting of 46 syllables.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone coming to Japan soon
- Anyone who want to learn Japanese Kanji
- Anyone who want to learn practical Japanese
- Anyone studying Japanese right now. Great way to learn real Japanese.
Hello, my name is Kazue. I have been teaching the Japanese language in the US, Australia and Singapore at Universities, Language schools, Companies and as a private tutor for the last 10 years.
I have completed M.A. of Japanese Applied Linguistics in University of New South Wales.
Through my many years of experience I have become an expert of accelerated teaching of Japanese language.