Japanese Juku


Sample Drill 1

Q: 漢字の数は?

A: 漢字は50,000字以上もある。しかし、現代の新聞や雑誌で使われるのは4,000以内、よく使われる漢字は2,000字ぐらいだ。

Here is a question and its answer from my new kanji test study dictionary. There are many puzzles, games, and bits of info stuck in margins and gaps between sections. Can you read it? If not, and you want help,

First, I will give you a vocab list:

  • 漢字 かんじ kanji (main character set in Japanese)
  • 数 かず count, number, quantity
  • 字 じ counting word for characters (1字、2字、3字、)
  • …以上 いじょう more than…
  • …以内 いない within…
  • 現代 げんだい today, present day
  • 新聞 しんぶん newspaper
  • 雑誌 ざっし magazine
  • 使う つかう use
  • ぐらい about, approximately

Now, my shot at translating:

Q: How about the number of kanji?

A: There are more than 50,000 characters, but present day newspapers and magazines use fewer than 4,000 characters. About 2,000 characters are frequently used.


April 11, 2007 - Posted by | Drill

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