A Few New Kanji! (Japanese Kanji Review)
This Kanji stands for the number “6". Since we’ve already covered most numbers from 1 to 10, it seems logical that we should add this one in. It might seem a bit confusing but it’s actually not that hard to remember once you’ve got a good story figured out. Let’s first have a look at the writing.
And now for the actual kanji:
Simply picture a person walking. Each part of its “body" counts for 1: head, torso, left arm, right arm, left leg and right leg. A total of 6 body parts.
Let’s move on to the next Kanji, 五。Now remembering this Kanji is a bit trickier. Suppose I told you this Kanji represents a number, would you be able to guess which one it stands for?
It actually somewhat looks like the shape of the number 5. Look at the picture below to get a better idea:
Let’s move on to the last Kanji, a very common one:
The meaning of this Kanji can almost be guessed without any prior Japanese knowledge. The general meaning of this Kanji is “in" or “inside". Simply remember that the last stroke in drawing this Kanji is inside the rectangle.