Hey guys how is everything going today? We hope that you are really getting stuck in with your studies. We have for you now a very exciting Kanji lesson, but not just any Kanji. We will be looking today at Kanji relating to rain.
Let’s get on our welly’s and jump on into today’s lesson.
The basics, let’s get started with rain and rainy season
|Kun Yomi||あ め|
つゆ / ばいう
tsuyu / baiu
Let’s have a look at some more complex rain Kanji
Sleet / Snow with Rain
霙 This is the kanji for sleet, which for those of you who don’t know, is snow mixed with rain. You can see the kanji at the top of this is a squished kanji for rain which will be a great way for you to remember it.
Misty Rain / Light Drizzle
Rain Shower / Sudden Shower
You will most likely recognise this kanji if you have been studying for a while. First we have the kanji for big and then the kanji for rain. When combined together this gives us the meaning of heavy rain.
Here we have the kanji which represents “overpowering” with the onyomi reading of 雨 to give use the word GOUU, which means “downpour”.
We are now going to look at an effective study technique to help you remember these kanjis.
An amazing learning technique for remembering all of these new kanji
Now that we have learnt all of these new Kanji we are going to need to put into praktek an effective way to be able to remember them for the long term. We are going to need to start by taking a pen and paper and writing out all of the kanji.
Step 1: Look at all of the different radicals inside of the kanji (These are the shapes that make up the big picture) and think of a really powerful / creative story to be able to remember their meaning.
Step 2: Add them to either physical flashcards or a digital anki system.
Step 3: Write sentences and actually use the Kanji within those sentences too.
If you do all of these steps for each of the 10 kanji that we have learnt today you are going to have mastered the use of these Kanji for the long term. Remember to keep reviewing them periodically too.
So guys that was it for today’s online Japanese lesson from Bondlingo. We really hope that you enjoyed the lesson and as always if you have any questions or suggestions as to what you would like us to talk about next, please do not hesitate to get in touch as we always cinta hearing from you.
Until the next online Japanese lesson from us, またね。