Genki Kanji Lesson 5 Homework

KANJI ANATOMY: GENKI Lesson 19-1 Meanings On-Kun Readings 241 春 spring シュン・はる Strokes 9 Words 春 はる spring ; 春休 はるやす み spring break Formation New growth of a mulberry tree and the sun indicated the season for new growth, that is, spring. The kanji 春 means’ spring.’ Meanings On-Kun Readings 242 秋 autumn; fall シュウ・あき Strokes 9 Words 秋 あき autumn, fall; 秋学期 あきがっき fall semester Formation The left side 禾 , ’rice plants with crops,’ signified harvest, and the right side 火 , ‘fire,’ signified ‘to dry’ or ‘to gather’. Autumn is the season in which harvested rice plants are gathered and aired to dry. The kanji 秋 means ‘autumn, fall.’ Meanings On-Kun Readings 243 冬 winter トウ・ふゆ Strokes 5 Words 冬 ふゆ winter ; 冬休 ふゆやす み winter break Formation 夂 depicted food hanging on a string for storage, and the bottom was a variation of 冫 , ’ice.’ In winter people eat stored food, and outside is cold and icy. The kanji 冬 means ‘winter.’ Meanings On-Kun Readings 244 花 flower カ・はな Strokes 7 Words 花 はな flower Formation The top meant ‘plants’ and in 化 , イ was a man standing straight whereas the right part ヒ was a man sitting. The change of posture indicated a change of state. A flower changes its shape from a bud to a full flower and eventually withers. The kanji 花 means ‘flower.’ Meanings On-Kun Readings 245 様 appearance; manner; honorific title ヨウ・さま Strokes 14 Words 石川様 いしかわさま Mr. Ishikawa ; どちら様 さま (polite)who Formation The older form 樣 had 木 , ‘tree,’ 羊 , ’sheep’ (signifying ‘tasty meat,’


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Video Collection of GENKI Sentence Patterns

This new tool offers 132 short video skits that present the sentence patterns studied in GENKI, covering one pattern per skit. It can be readily used for a wide range of classroom learning and self-study, including introduction, practice, and review of the patterns. (Created by Eri Banno, Yuko Umekawa, and Miho Sato of Okayama University.) -> Special site



Culture Note

Video Clips for Culture Note

Video clips related to “Culture Note” columns in the Dialogue & Grammar section of Genki. All scenes were shot in Japan. [by Elizabeth Armstrong/Eric Faden (Bucknell University)] Video List



Hiragana & Katakana

Basic Charts

By clicking each hiragana or katakana in the charts, you can see its stroke order and hear how it is pronounced. Visual clips are provided with hiragana.

Hiragana Chart

Katakana Chart


Flash Cards

In each set of exercises, 15 hiragana/katakana are shown one by one. Choose the correct reading for each character from the three options provided. [by Eri Banno]

Hiragana 1(a-so)Katakana 1(a-so)

Hiragana 2(ta-ho)Katakana 2(ta-ho)

Hiragana 3(ma-n)Katakana 3(ma-n)


Listening Quiz

Choose the character from the three options that represents the sound of hiragana/katakana you listen to. [by Akimasa Kinoshita]

Hiragana Listening Quiz

Katakana Listening Quiz


Concentration Game

Play the “Concentration game” game with online hiragana/katakana cards. [by Akimasa Kinoshita]


Usagi-Chan’s Genki Resource Page

Resource site for Genki users offering exercises for learning hiragana, katakana and kanji, as well as for the vocabulary appearing in Genki. Hiragana and katakana sections include stroke order movies, drag-and-drop-style exercises, worksheets and flashcards in PDF format. [by Andrea Shea & Kazue Masuyama]




Kanji Reading Practice

Practice reading all the kanji introduced in the Reading and Writing section. The exercises are prepared lesson by lesson. [by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Mika Hashimoto and Akimasa Kinoshita]  Practice List


A website that offers a set of interactive exercises for practicing kanji learned in Genki. It helps you recognize the kanji through multiple choice and gap-fill exercises, jumble modules and crosswords. [by Edith Paillat (Victoria University of Wellington)]


uPal: Associative Kanji Learning

This website offers essential information on every kanji that appear in the major Japanese language textbooks for elementary level. You can easily access kanji that appear in Genki I and II, and learn their reading, meaning, stroke order (animations) and relational kanji knowledge. Kanji Matching Quizzes for these kanji are also offered. [by Joji Miwa (Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University)]


Genki Kanji List (Linked to WWKanji)

A list of kanji learned in Genki. Each kanji in the list is linked to WWkanji, a kanji-learning system created by Ms. Saeko Komori at Chubu University. Each kanji page in WWKanji offers information on kanji readings, stroke number and compound words, as well as a QuickTime movie showing stroke order. Kanji List



Web-based tool to help Japanese-language learners read and write kanji. It contains a database of 1235 kanji. Students can easily search for kanji in a certain lesson of Genki by inputting the lesson number. [by Kanji Alive Team (The University of Chicago)]


Usagi-Chan’s Genki Resource Page

Resource site for Genki users. The kanji section contains stroke order movies, drag-and-drop-style exercises, worksheets and flashcards in PDF format. [by Andrea Shea & Kazue Masuyama]



Genki Movies

The movies in which the phrases from “Greetings” and the conversations in “Dialogue” (L1-L12) are acted out. (10/06/09) Movies for L13-L23 are added.[by Elizabeth Armstrong (Bucknell University)] Movie List


Verb/Adjective Conjugation Practice

Practice conjugating the verbs and adjectives introduced in the Dialogue and Grammar section. Contains 16 exercises for such conjugations as negative form, past form, dictionary form, masu-form, te-form, passive form and causative form. [by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno and Akimasa Kinoshita] Practice List


MyKikitori―Practice Your Japanese Listening Skills

A listening practice site which contains original dialogues based on the grammar and vocabulay introduced in Genki I. Two speeds, natural and slow, are available for each dialogue, and all the dialogues are accompanied by comprehension questions in audio format. [by Aiko Sato (San Francisco State University)]



Vocabulary Exercises

Choose the correct meaning from three options for the given words or expressions.
Greetings:   Practice for expressions learned in the “Greetings” section. [by Yutaka Ohno]
Vocabulary (Lesson 1):   Practice for the vocabulary introduced in Lesson 1 of the Dialogue and Grammar section. [by Yutaka Ohno]


Choose the number or time from three options that match the sound you listen to.
Suuji (Numbers) Listening Quiz:   Listening quiz for numbers (Lesson 1). [by Akimasa Kinoshita]
Jikan (Time) Listening Quiz:   Listening quiz for expressions of time (Lesson 1). [by Akimasa Kinoshita]


Genki Exercises

This site provides a variety of vocabulary exercises for all the lessons of Genki, including exercises to match words with their meanings, to choose the correct meanings, and to find the words or particles to fill in the blank, etc. It also includes quizzes for matching hiragana and katakana. [by Mieko U. Peek]


Usagi-Chan’s Genki Resource Page

Resource site for Genki users. The vocabulary section provides word lists for all the lessons and exercises for meanings or readings of the vocabulary. [by Andrea Shea & Kazue Masuyama]




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