Kanji Grade 5 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
shrine
road
SHUU
WEEK

“One WEEK proceeds to rotate to the next.”
IN
institution, public place, building

“The INSTITUTE is nothing more than a roof over the SOURCE from the hill.”
KAN
perfect; completion; end

“A roof over the source COMPLETES the project”
SEI
made in...; manufacture

“These garments were MANURACTURED from
cut ‘cow-cloth’ (leather)”
KIN
prohibition; ban; forbid

“The PROHIBITION indicates that it’s FORBIDDEN
beneath the two trees.”
HYOU
signpost; seal; mark; stamp; imprint; symbol; emblem; trademark; evidence; souvenir; target

“Tree with the MARK is a SIGNPOST
showing the direction WEST.”
KA
freight; goods; property

“The PROPERTY of seven men—a lot of clams!”
TAI
regiment; party; company; squad

“A PLATOON of pigs spreads out from the hill”
NEN
wish; sense; idea; thought; feeling; desire; attention

“Get an IDEA by putting your HEART in the Now”
CHA, SA
TEA, LIGHT BROWN

“TEA plant grows on roof over tree.”
SHA, yashiro
COMPANY, SHINTO SHRINE

“The shinto SHRINE is an ALTAR set in the soil.”
CHOU, naga(i)
LONG

“Think of LONG hair over shoulders, arms and legs.”
EI, oyo(gu)
swimming, to swim

“SWIMMER is a dot in the water, and more water”
SHO, ka(ku)
WRITING, BOOKS, TO WRITE, DRAW

“Brush WRITING on the sun.”
HA, nami
wave

“WAVES on the water’s skin.”
GA; me
bud; sprout; spear; germ
TAN; mijika(i)
shortness; brevity; short; fault; defect; weak point

“SHORT arrows tipped with beans”
SOU, oku(ru)
send, transmit, to send

“Two sent from heaven.”
SEKI; se(meru)
blame; condemn; censure

“The money-debt keeps growing—who’s to BLAME?”
綿
MEN; wata
綿
cotton

“COTTON is a cloth made from white threads. ”
HOU; takara
treasure; wealth; valuables

“A man’s real WEALTH is what he TREASURES
enough to keep under his own roof.”
SON; ZON
suppose; be aware of; believe; feel

“I SUPPOSE the child is AWARE of his own talent,
and that’s why he BELIEVES in himself.”
EI; E
defense; protection

“I’m going to DEFEND that opening for almost 5 years.”
JOU; uketamawa(ru)
aquiesce; hear; listen to; be informed; receive

“Before, the waters LISTENED TO
the hand of Moses and divided.”
BOU; fuse(gu)
ward off; defend; protect; resist

“We have to DEFEND the village from every direction.”
KEN; GEN
verification; effect; testing

“One brother stands under a roof to TEST
the horse to VERIFY its pedigree.”
KIN; nara(su)
level; average

“On AVERAGE, the earth in the ladel is LEVEL.”
KEN; kudan
affair; case; matter; item

“A man having an AFFAIR with a cow
is an important MATTER.”
KI; hata
national flag; banner; standard

“FLAG is a tool to show which side a person is on.”
西
SEI, SAI, nishi
西
WEST

“In the WEST one finds an opening if
he stands on his own two feet.”
GA, KAKU, ega(ku)
PICTURE, DRAWING, DRAW, PAINT

“Think of a PICTURE of a rice paddy in a frame,
hanging by a wire.”
HYOU, kouri, hi
ice

“ICE is the water that cracks”
SHI, JI, tsuka(eru)
SERVER, WORK FOR, SERVE (SOMEONE)

“Samurai is a person who SERVES.”
NAN, NA, minami
SOUTH

“SOUTH of the border, it costs only ten yen.”
KYOU; hashi; base
bridge

“A tall wooden BRIDGE with arches”
KO, KU, kura
storehouse, warehouse

“The building where we keep the car is a STOREHOUSE.”
DOU; warabe; pa
child; juvenile

“A CHILD stands in the middle of the village”
SEN; ZEN; zeni
coin; .01 yen; money

“Use the triple-sharp halberd to cut the metal
into COINS of .01 yen each.”
GEN; arawa(reru); arawa(su)
present; existing; actual

“Does the king see what ACTUALLY EXISTS?”
On: hyaku
Kun:
hundred
BUTSU; FUTSU; hotoke
Buddha; the dead; France

“The BUDDHA was a person from FRANCE,
and had a French nose.”
SAI; SA; futata(bi)
again; twice; second time

“Add one more basket a SECOND TIME.”
KOU; ki(ku); kikime
merit; efficacy; efficiency; benefit

“A power mixer is more efficient.”
On-Reading: ji
Kun-Reading: aza
English: character, letter, word, section of a village
On-Reading: chou
Kun-Reading: machi
English: village, town, block, street
On-Reading: ou
Kun-Reading:
English: king
YO, arakaji(me)
PREVIOUSLY, BEFOREHAND, IN ADVANCE
WA, hanashi
TALK, CONVERSATION

“Tongue makes words of CONVERSATION.”
BEN, tsuto(meru), hiko, yatsu
diligence, to work hard

“It takes hard WORK to avoid making an EFFORT.”
KOU; KU; isa; katsu
merit; success; achievement; honor

“The power to build something is what’s most SUCCESSFUL and MERITORIOUS.”
KI
standard; measure

“Adult male looked upon as a STANDARD”
RYOU
jurisdiction; dominion; territory; fief; reign

“A wise leader REIGNS over his TERRITORY by
making the rules for his DOMINION with his head..”
SEKI
exploits; unreeling cocoons

“I don’t blame you for your recent EXPLOITS, stealing
threads from UNREELING COCOONS.”
KI; abu(nai); aya(ui); aya(bumu)
dangerous; fear; uneasy

“UNEASY, FEARFUL person crouches at the edge of a
DANGEROUS cliff to regard his fallen comrade. ”
On: u, yuu
Kun: migi
right
SOTSU; SHUTSU; sos(suru); o(eru/waru)
graduate; soldier; private; die

“Twenty SOLDIERS wearing covers GRADUATE to become
Marines before they DIE..”
ZOKU; tsudu(ku); tsudu(keru); tsugu(nai)
continue; series; sequel

“CONTINUE to sell a series of threads ”
SATSU; su(ru); -zu(ri); ha(ku)
printing; print

“A noren is a “door” of cut, PRINTED cloth”
On-Reading: ken
Kun-Reading: mi(ru), mi(eru), mi(seru)
English: see
On-Reading: gyoku
Kun-Reading: tama, tama-, -dama
English: gem, jewel, counter for round objects
On-Reading: sei, shou
Kun-Reading: ao(i)
English: blue
On-Reading: jo, nyo, nyou
Kun-Reading: onna, me
English: woman
KOU, taka(i)(meru)
HIGH, TALL, EXPENSIVE

“Lid covers two openings in TALL enclosure.”
使
SHI, tsuka(u)
使
use, messenger, to use

“10 MESSENGERS who USE their mouths and
legs to deliver news to a person.”
DAI, TAI
STAND, PLATFORM, COUNTER FOR VEHICLES

I STAND on the PLATFORM and open my mouth
I; kako(mu/u/i)
surround; besiege; store; paling; enclosure; encircle; preserve; kee
SHOU, akina(u)
merchant, trade, to sell

“Stand behind the SALES counter and make a DEAL with the mouths who walk in on legs”
AN; kurai
dark; darkness; disappear; shade; informal; blinded

“Sounds in the DARK make you want the sun.”
ZAI
lumber; log; timber; wood; talent

“Trees provide the LUMBER to build the dam”
SOU; araso(u); ika(deka)
contend; dispute; argue

“Bent over, but still STRUGGLEs with stick in hand”
FU; tsu(keru/ku/ke)
adhere; attach; refer to; append
SHUU, nara(u)
learning, to learn

“LEARNING lets us soar on white wings.”
SEN; izumi
spring; fountain

“A FOUNTAIN makes a froth of white water”
KETSU; isagiyo(i)
undefiled; pure; clean; righteous; gallant

“The RIGHTEOUS lord’s sword is undefiled, and must
be CLEANED by lowering it into PURE water with a thread.”
KOTSU; hone
skeleton; bone; remains; frame

“A skull is a BONE without the flesh on its FRAME.”
TAI; ka(su); ka(shi)-; kashi
-lend

“Man LOANS out seven shell-coins”
TEI; hodo; -hodo
extent; degree; law; formula; distance; limits; amount

“The LAW LIMITS the DISTANCE from the young tree to
build the EXTENDED entrance.”
SHOKU
post; employment; work

“It’s my JOB to stand under the sun with a
halberd cut off ears.”
KA; kawa
river

“Water can form a RIVER.”
SEI; SHOU; SHIN; kiyo(i); kiyo(maru/meru)
pure; purify; cleanse; exorcise; Manchu dynasty

“As PURE and CLEANSING as blue water”
SEI; JOU; shizu(ka); shizu(maru/meru)
quiet

“Soothing blue color QUIETs the conflict.”
SATSU
guess; presume; surmise; judge; understand

“You may think you’re worshipping with faith
under the church roof,
but you’re really just GUESSING and PRESUMING”
KETSU; KECHI; musu(bu); yu(u); u(waeru)
tie; bind; contract; join; organize; do up hair; fasten

“A samurai TIED UP with his mouth open.”
FUN; ko; kona
flour; powder; dust

“Divide rice finely enough, and you’ll get FLOUR and DUST.”
SEI, SHOU, koe, kowa
VOICE

“VOICE of Samurai at the door”
JO, suke
help, assistant

“I need your power to HELP me pile up a cairn.”
SHIN, nii, atara(shii)
NEW, FRESH

“Brand NEW ax is needle-sharp.”
TEN, mise
STORE, SHOP

“STORE is through that opening in the lean-to building.”
KEN, to(gu)
research, polish, grind, hone, study, sharpen

“POLISH the stones into uniform shapes.”
RAKU; o(chiru/tosu)
falling; dropping; to fall; come down

“Water DROPS from every plant”
TOU, shima
island

“The birds gather on the mountain on the ISLAND.”
HA
faction; group; party; clique; sect; school

“FACTIONS split off the main tributary like drops of water.”
I; utsu(ru/su)
shift; move; change; drift; catch (cold; fire); pass into

“TRANSFER many rice plants.”
SHUU; osa(meru/maru)
income; obtain; reap; pay; supply; store

“Hand OBTAINS pitchfork from a SUPPLY STORE.”
HI; ina; iya
negate; no; noes; refuse; decline; deny

“REFUSE, DECLINE, DENY—every time you open
your mouth, something negative comes out.”
DOU
public chamber; hall

“Face the tall PUBLIC HALL on the hill
with smoke coming out.”
TAN; hitoe
simple; one; single; merely

“Go to WAR with a simple halberd.”
TOKU
special

“The temple cow is a SPECIAL cow, so
don’t make sukiyaki out of it.”
REN; tsura(naru/neru); tsu(re/reru)
take along; lead; join; connect; party; gang; clique

“ACOMPANY me and my GANG in our moving vehicle.”
JOU, ba
PLACE

“The sun is the thing that marks the PLACE.”
KETSU, chi
blood

“There’s a drop of BLOOD on my plate”
SHI, ha, yowa(i)
tooth, cog

“Rice in the mouth stops the TOOTH”
KI; tsukue
desk; table

“That DESK is made out of the same wood as that TABLE.”
KA; KE; atai
value; price

“What is the VALUE of a person from the West?”
ON, atata(kai/ka)(maru/meru)
heat, warm up

“A bowl of water in the sun gets WARMed up.”
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