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Japanese Kanji Grade 1
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Meaning life
Onyomi セイ,  ショウ
Kunyomi はやす,  はえる,  いきる,  いかす,  いける
うまれる,  うむ,  おう,  き,  なま,  なる,  むす
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

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Romaji

English

生きる いきる ikiru to live, to exist
生花 いけばな ikebana flower arrangement
生殖 せいしょく seishoku reproduction
生地 せいち seichi birthplace
生年月日 せいねんがっぴ seinengabbi birth date
なま nama raw, unprocessed
ki pure, raw, crude
生き いき iki freshness
生きのいい いきのいい ikinoii very fresh (e.g. food)
生姜 しょうが shouga ginger

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