So I don’t have many readers, but this is still turning out to be a great way to self-study. I just have to say, I’m at 50%! I’ve mastered 50% of the kanji for the N5 and am well on my way to being able to take the test in December.
This post covers dangerous, show/display, street/road, to write, heavy.
Dangerous – あぶない
Radical: kneel 卩
Parts: wrap/embrace 勹, cliff 厂, kneel 卩
Memorization trick: some people kneel before danger. Others embrace it and jump off cliffs.
To show, to display – みせる
Radical: see 見
Parts: eye 目+ legs 儿
Somehow I thought the kanji for see was the same as eye. I know the hiragana, みる and みせる, but I need a way to remember that see is more than just an eye.
Memorization trick: The legs want to show something to the eyes.
Street, road, route, lane – みち
Radical: walk 辵 (⻌)
Parts: walk ⻌ + head 首
Memorization trick: to clear your head, walk down the street.
To write – かく
Radical: say 曰
Parts: brush 聿 + say 曰
Memorization trick: brush out what you want to say by writing.
Now I just need to remember the radical for brush. Three bristles, the top one with ink.
Heavy – おもい
Radical: village 里
There’s two strokes over the radical and the line extends to the radical.
Memorization trick: feel the weight of the village on your 2 shoulders, like the women carrying buckets.