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Japanese Kanji Grade 1
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Meaning early
Onyomi ソウ,  サッ
Kunyomi さ,  はやい,  はやまる,  はやめる
Usage See examples below
Writing practice
 
Stroke Order Rules
 
1. Write from left to right, and from top to bottom
2. Horizontal before vertical
3. Cutting strokes last
4. Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right
5. Center verticals before outside "wings"
6. Outside before inside
7. Left vertical before enclosing
8. Bottom enclosing strokes last
9. Dots and minor strokes last
 
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Examples

Kanji

Japanese

Romaji

English

早い はやい hayai early, fast
早暁 そうぎょう soukyou daybreak, dawn
早口 はやくち hayakuchi fast-talking
早朝 そうちょう souchou early morning
早起き はやおき hayaoki early rising
早稲 わせ wase early ripening rice
早まる はやまる hayamaru to be hasty
早引け はやびけ hayabike leaving early
早送り はやおくり hayaokuri fast forward VCR, etc.
早速 さっそく sassoku at once, immediately

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