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N5 Kanji - Lesson 2

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

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こんにちは, Everyone! Welcome back to Teach Me Japanese.

Today we are going to be getting into the second lesson for the JLPT N5 Kanji.

Let's get started (✿╹◡╹)


Today's kanji are mostly kanji related to people. As always, we provide the stroke order, meaning, and readings for each kanji. (as well as example words you'll find below!)

Feel free to study them in whatever way works best for you, but some recommended

methods are:

1) Use Flashcards first to memorize meaning and some readings, before practicing


2) Write each character repeatedly using a kanji practice notebook, and test yourself occasionally without looking to see if you have memorized the stroke order and

readings; etc.

*please keep in mind that these kanji reflect my own personal handwriting and just

because yours don't look exactly the same, that doesn't mean that they are necessarily incorrect. If you would like me to critique your kanji or check for errors, feel free to email

me from our contact page (◕ᴥ◕)*


  • 人:

人(ひと)- person

アメリカ人(アメリカじん)- American

何人(なんにん)- how many people

一人(ひとり)- one person; alone

  • 子:

女子(じょし)- girl; woman

椅子(いす)- chair; stool

子(こ)- child

  • 女:

女性(じょせい)- woman; female

女(おんな)- woman

女神(めがみ)- goddess

  • 男:

男性(だんせい)- man; male

長男(ちょうなん)- eldest son

男(おとこ)- man


  • 先:

先生(せんせい)- teacher; doctor

先(さき)- previous; ahead

  • 生:

人生(じんせい)- (human) life

生(なま)- raw; fresh

生える(はえる)- to grow; to sprout

生む(うむ)- to give birth

生まれる(うまれる)- to be born

一生(いっしょう)- a lifetime

  • 足:

足(そく)- counter for pairs (socks, shoes, etc.)

足(あし)- leg; foot

足す(たす)- to add

  • 耳:

耳(みみ)- ear

耳鼻科(じびか)- ear, nose, and throat department (medical)


目(め)- eye

目標(もくひょう)- objective; target

口(くち)- mouth

人口(じんこう)- population

入口(いりぐち)- entrance

外(そと)- outside

外国人(がいこくじん)- foreigner

外れる(はずれる)- to be disconnected

外科(げか)- department of surgery

国内(こくない)- domestic; internal

国(くに)- country


友達(ともだち)- friend

親友(しんゆう)- close friend; best friend

間(あいだ)- space(between); interval

時間(じかん)- time

間もなく(まもなく)- soon; shortly

意見(いけん)- opinion

見る(みる)- to see; watch; look


食事(しょくじ)- meal

食べる(たべる)- to eat

食う(くう)- to eat (casual, masculine speech)

食む(はむ)- to eat (fodder, grass, etc.)

言語(げんご)- language

言葉(ことば)- language; word

言う(いう)- to say

話(はなし)- story; tale

話す(はなす)- to talk; speak

会話(かいわ)- conversation


日本語(にほんご)- Japanese language

語る(かたる)- to talk about

行く(いく)- to go

行き(ゆき)- the way there; outbound trip

旅行(りょこう)- travel; trip

行う(おこなう)- to carry out; to perform


Wow! You made it through another kanji lesson, good job (ノ≧ڡ≦)

Make sure to leave your kanji/japanese questions and comments in the comments

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As always, がんばってね!


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