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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.
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