漢字発見 Series!

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The Kanji Hakken Series is aimed at introducing 漢字 (Kanji characters) and 漢語 (Words formed of Kanji characters) right from the streets of JAPAN.

This series would have updates once every 3 days, with pictures of real places, notice boards, buildings, stations, menus, etc. that I clicked in Japan, and elaborate the meaning, reading, Kanji strokes and other examples, so that you learn Kanji the way the Japanese see it in their everyday lives.

Short cut to Lessons-> #1 #2 #3 #4

So, let’s dive into the first four Kanji of the series!

漢字発見・かんじはっけん


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漢字発見 is formed of 2 words – 漢字 Kanji and 発見 Discovery; Find.

So 漢字発見 means Discovering/Finding Kanji.


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」is majorly associated with China (Han-majority of Chinese ethnic group)

Onyomi: カン in 漢字(かんじ)Chinese characters, 漢語(かんご)Chinese loan words

There is no Kunyomi since it represents China (no Japanese association).


5b57」is associated with anything related to Character, word, letter or the like.

Onyomi: in 文字(もじ)letter, character, 字幕(じまく)subtitles, 名字/苗字(みょうじ)family name/surname

Kunyomi: あざ in 字 section of village, あざな in 字 Chinese courtesy name, 大字(おおあざ)larger section


767a」meaning ranges from departure, discharge, publish, emit to counter for gunshots. 発 is anything related to the start of a motion from a point.

Onyomi: ハツ (most common reading) in 出発(しゅっぱつ)departure, 発展(はってん)development, 一発(いっぱつ)one gunshot, ホツ in 発願(ほつがん)prayer for salvation

Kunyomi: ・つ, あば・く, おこ・る, うか・わす, はな・つ


898b」means to SEE. It may also mean hope, chance, idea, visibility depending on the Kanji it is paired with.

Onyomi: ケン in 意見(いけん)opinion, 見学(けんがく)inspection, observation, field trip.

Kunyomi: ・る in 見る to see,  ・える in 見える to be seen, ・せる in 見せる to show. As you can see, 見 is generally read as  , like in 見事(みごと)splendid,magnificent, 見方(みかた)point of view, 見つける to find/discover, 見直し(みなおし)review, reconsideration


Did you like the way the Kanji and the readings have been explained in here? Do you have any suggestions to make it better for your understanding? Do comment below to let me know you think!

text_yattemiyouAlso, Try and make sentences using the above Kanji and post them as comments below! I’ll try my best to reply to your attempts!

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Keep Checking for the Series updates.

They UPDATE once every 3 days!

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