Week 17: Jōyō Kanji Challenge

It’s the End of Kanji for Water Week!

Did you notice most of our kanji this week used the water radical kanji for water (水, 氵, 氺)? 16 of the 21, in fact! Many times, kanji won’t look like their exact meaning but they will tell a story using the radicals and parts that make them up. This is why it is very important to learn the radicals of each kanji. It can be very helpful!

OK, on to our 21 kanji of the week! For a fun game, try to tell yourself the meaning of each kanji and a word it is used on before clicking the link to see the answer.

Week 17: From “Esquire” to “China” (aka “Water Week!)

Did you try to quiz yourself? How many did you get right?

If you’re struggling with learning each and every day, try adding the kanji to your drills in Nihongo Master. With customized drills, your kanji will keep popping back up every so often to make sure you haven’t forgotten what you already learned!

Another great trick is to use the printable practice sheets! Writing is proven to help memory, and you can learn stroke order at the same today! Hooray!

Week 17: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Study List

Week 17: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Printable Writing Sheet

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