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Let’s Study Kanji!
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Basic Kanji means Chinese character. Since ancient Japanese people did not invented their own written character we borrowed written symbols from China around 5 th century.
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Meaning Kanji represents meanings and pronunciations at the same time. For example, 人 represents a meaning of person and read as 人人人人人人人人 . Sometimes a kanji has a several meanings and pronunciations. 人人人 both read as 人 人人人 Japan) Correct 人人 Wrong
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Reading Most of Kanji has on reading and kun reading. On reading is Chinese reading and kun reading is Japanese reading. A kanji sometimes has several on readings and kun readings. e.g. 人人 on reading 人人人人人人 kun reading 人人
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Okurigana Kanji represents a content word such as nouns. Also Kanji is used for i-adj, na-adj, adverbs, and verbs. When Kanji is used for those cases and is read in kun reading some hiragana appears after Kanji. This hiragana is called Okurigana. Okurigana is used to indicate tense, politeness and
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course ASIANLAN 125 taught by Professor Endo during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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