Japanese Kanji

Japanese Kanji

なに vs. なん, How to Identify the Proper Pronunciation of 何

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In spoken Japanese, 何 can be pronounced as 「なに」 and 「なん」. The official reading is なに, but this sometimes changes from なに to なん. If you have ever been confused with the usage, don’t worry! There is a certain rule to follow and that is what you will learn in this article. Ultimate Explanation for […]

Japanese Kanji

Just 51 Key Radicals, How to Memorize Kanji

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One of the reasons why it’s difficult for English speakers to learn Japanese is that you have to memorize tons of kanji. The Japanese Ministry of Education officially defined the number of 常じょう用よう漢かん字じ, which literally means “regular-use kanji”, as 2,136. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test at N2 level has approximately 1,000 kanji. However, there are […]