This very large set of characters com from China and are often called Chinese characters. They stand for particular meaning and are often read in a number of different ways depending on their place in a word. The Japanese commonly use almost 2000 of these characters. Although some of these characters are very simple, many of them are impressively complicated.

How well do Japanese people know their kanji? Let’s test them!

So, if Japanese native speakers are struggling, why do we have to learn and use kanji? 

Download Prescribed Characters for the Japanese Beginners Stage 6 Syllabus

Tools to help you learn

  1. Kanji Memory Hint Version 1 & 2
  2. Stroke Order / Caligraphy videos

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