Kanji Kanban #299

kanji-kanban

筋肉を伸ばして体質改善。

美しい姿勢をつくる

当店独自の技術

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Kyoto chiropractor’s sign.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the most out of my Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H941, H1022, H1118, H957, H1137, H528, H1035, H548, H474, H1515, H1153, H588, H522, H36, H712, H1525)

Kanji In Context(KIC1059, KIC152, KIC1246, KIC165,KIC238, KIC726, KIC676, KIC673, KIC661, KIC865, KIC402, KIC55, KIC559. KIC63, KIC369, KIC370)

Kanji Kanban #298

hiragana-reading practice-teapot

さわらないで

下さいネ。。。

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.  In addition to the lone kanji character, you’ll notice that there’s a katakana character as well as hiragana.

Katakana is often used in place of kanji or hiragana for emphasis, and that’s just what it does here at the very end and in a colloquial way that takes the edge off the fact that we’re being told not to do something.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the most out of my  Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H50)

Kanji In Context(KIC32)

Kana Kanban

hiragana-japanese-reading-practice-soba

そば

If you’re studying  hiragana, try reading the characters written on the side of this restaurant.  If you can read them, you’ll know what traditional dish they specialize in.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.

Kanji Kanban #297

kanji-reading-practice-japan-sign

外国たばこ

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this sign.  Read it and you’ll discover what it is that the vending machine next to it sells.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the most out of my  Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H111, H581)

Kanji In Context(KIC150, KIC151)

Kanji Kanban #296

kanji-reading-practice-kyoto-coffee-japan

コーヒー豆

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Kyoto shop’s sign.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to its order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the most out of my  Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H1440)

Kanji In Context(KIC471)

Kanji Kanban #295

japanese-language-kanji-study1b

なぜ登るのか?

そこに壁ができたから!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this Kyoto Bouldering Gym’s poster.

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the most out of my  Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H1703, H1500)

Kanji In Context(KIC472, KIC1029)

Kanji Kanban #294

kanji-reading-practice-sign-coffee

OK牧場

美味い!!

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help reading this coffee company’s train station billboard.

I couldn’t read the two characters beneath OK on the sign, but after entering them and checking the meaning with rikaichan, I realized that it’s the Japanese translation of the O.K. Corral of gunfight fame.  Though the connection with good coffee isn’t clear to me, I admit! Japanese folks of a certain age are familiar with it thanks to the classic movie from the 50’s.  Can you pronounce this compound?

The second compound must be one of the most often heard words in the Japanese language, especially if you’re fond of watching any of the ubiquitous shows about food here.  But as common as it is, it can be tricky to read if you’re not used to seeing these two characters together, and it can easily be confused with similar words.  Give it a try!

The numbers below refer to the kanji I’ve transcribed below the photo, and correspond to their order of appearance in both Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji and Kanji in Context.

To learn more about how to work with this information and get the most out of my  Kanji Kanban series, please read this.

Heisig(H329, H545, H548, H219)

Kanji In Context(KIC1273, KIC335, KIC673, KIC311)

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