Associative Kanji Learning

Using this site you can study the kanji learned by elementary school students in Japan and textbooks such as "Genki", "Minna no Nihongo" and so on. More than simple a kanji dictionary, this site is more like a kanji database, complete with tons of example sentences and quizzes.

  • You can search for the kanji learned by Japanese elementary schoolers and those found in textbooks like "Genki", "Minna no Nihongo", "Nakama", "Youkoso" and so on.
  • As there are plenty of quizzes, you can check your own kanji knowledge.
  • You can see a list of example sentences for a particular kanji or kanji word.
  • It's possible to show the kanji meaning in languages other than English.

How to...

Kanji tracing practice.

Here you can watch an animation of how to write the kanji.

Here you can find out how the kanji came about through an animation.

Choose a textbook

Choose a display language for the kanji meaning

This is the quiz screen. You're asked to match the correct meaning and reading with the kanji.
If you adjust the screen to make it a bit narrow before you click the game button, you'll find it easier to move the right side buttons to left side kanji button.

In the example sentences, all example sentences containing your target kanji are displayed. The sentence translations are shown alongside.

These contents are part of uPal:(United Portal for Advanced Learning) (Introduction article).
uPal is on the SP Home Page of the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Iwate University.

Last update 2010.04.01