Kanji 1 5 lesson pack sample


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This lesson pack introduces a student who has passed beyond the absolute beginner stage (such as one who has completed Beginner Japanese 1 through 10) and begins demonstrating the ins and outs of Japanese kanji. Start small and work your way up!

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Kanji 1 5 lesson pack sample

  1. 1. Kanji 1-5 Lesson Pack Free Sample By Jeremiah Bourque http://learnoutlive.com/shop/kanji-1-5-lesson-pack/
  2. 2. Size Matters <ul><li>There’s a reason I chose this shaded background to go with black text: it is extremely effective at displaying kanji (Chinese characters). </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, each kanji that is formally introduced is shown in a large size , greatly assisting the learner. Larger size means ease of viewing minor details. </li></ul>
  3. 3. “On” and “Kun” Readings <ul><li>The “on” reading of a kanji is the phonetic (“sound”) reading(s) based on, if not 100% identical to, the original Chinese. </li></ul><ul><li>The “kun” reading is the native Japanese reading(s) of a character. This reflects native Japanese words that were assigned kanji as the centuries passed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 人 <ul><li>On: ジン・ニン (jin/nin). Kun: ひと (hito). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hito” is a fundamental kanji meaning person . We will see many compounds using this word throughout Japanese studies. </li></ul><ul><li>人々 (hitobito) means people . The 々 indicates a repeated kanji, and the 2 nd version becomes “bito” as if it was in any other compound. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 子 <ul><li>On: シ (shi). Kun: こ (ko). (These are not the only readings but are the “base” ones.) </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning: Child . </li></ul><ul><li>I introduce this kanji at this stage so that you can appreciate the many roles this character, and concept, play in Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>The “shi” reading is used for certain compounds when this character is the last character, and often “ko “when it is first . </li></ul>
  6. 6. 男 <ul><li>On: ダン (dan). Kun: おとこ (otoko). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Otoko” is a fundamental word meaning man , as in, an adult of the male gender. </li></ul><ul><li>男の子 (otoko no ko): A boy . A male child. </li></ul><ul><li>男の人 (otoko no hito): A man . A male person. </li></ul><ul><li>男らしい (otokorashii): Masculine. This suffix, らしい , means “seems/ appears to be” but is tacked onto an existing word. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 女 <ul><li>On: ジョ/ジョウ (jo/ jou). Kun: おんあ (onna). This means woman . </li></ul><ul><li>女の子 (onna no ko): A girl . A female child. </li></ul><ul><li>女の人 (onna no hito): A woman . A female person. </li></ul><ul><li>女らしい (onnarashii): Feminine. (This is the same pattern as with 男 ( おとこ) . </li></ul>
  8. 8. 犬 <ul><li>On: ケン (ken). Kun: いぬ (inu.) </li></ul><ul><li>This means, dog . </li></ul><ul><li>子犬 (koinu): Child + dog = puppy. </li></ul><ul><li>飼い犬 (kaiinu): Raise + dog = pet dog. </li></ul><ul><li>負け犬 (makeinu): Lose + dog = loser or underdog. Lit.: a beaten dog. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 私 <ul><li>わたし (watashi) </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty neutral, plain formal 1 st person (“I”) pronoun. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not that you can go wrong with this, but don’t use it too much if you’re trying to impersonate a native speaker. Then again, are you really trying to?  </li></ul>
  10. 10. 俺 <ul><li>おれ (ore) </li></ul><ul><li>Another pronoun for “I”, used almost always by males; sounds extremely tomboyish otherwise. A “macho” pronoun used either with one’s subordinates/ juniors, or where such bold self-expression isn’t threatening at all, like with friends. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 僕 <ul><li>ぼく (boku) </li></ul><ul><li>Another informal “I” pronoun, but more on the passive side of the coin. Used for a softer tone, often by boys, or towards children, but used plenty by adult men outside of formal situations. When used by girls, it’s a softer tomboyish stance. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Curtain Call <ul><li>Thank you. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>I can be contacted at: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: jeremiah.bourque </li></ul><ul><li>I can be followed at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/jbtutor </li></ul><ul><li>http:// learnoutlive.com /blog </li></ul>
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