Kanji Grade 1 – Up Down Eye Ear

Yesterday we took up the parts of the body for our words of the day. Today, we will take the kanji of five body parts: the eye, the ear, the mouth, hand and legs. In addition to that we will also learn kanjis for space: up, down, left, right and middle.

This set of kanji are also easy to learn and memorize.

  Kanji English On Kun
  up jyou ue
  below ka or ge shita
  left sa hidari
  right u or yuu migi
  middle chuu naka
  eye moku me
  ear
mimi
  mouth kou kuchi
  hand shu te
  foot or leg soku ashi

Just for fun. In the pictures above, Naruto is the 上, Sasuke is the 右, Neji is the 左, Shikamaru is 下 while Sakura is 中. kawaii!

These are the kanji mnemonics by Henshall:

  Kanji Mnemonics
  bar with handle, sticking up over baseline
  t-bar with droopy lower handle
  left hand steadies carpenter’s square
  right hand to the mouth
  Chinese arrow pierces middle of target
  upright eye
  pointed ear
  open mouth
  hand with fingers spread
  round knee and foot suffice to show leg

Additional resource links:

  Kanji Link
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=41
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=42
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=43
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=45
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=54
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=90
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=94
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=82
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=88
  http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/kanji.php?u=1&kanji_id=98

Source:
http://jlpt-kanji.com
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/henshall_mnem.html
http://www.thejapanesepage.com
Image:
http://www.characterstore.com/
http://www.deviantart.com by eiko-chan
http://naruto-hinata.webcindario.com
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b183/Shera_Selece/
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/katherine_jean

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