珍しくて面白い漢字!!Rare and interesting kanji!!


Hey! I've been studying Japanese for around a year and a half now, and remember when I first started kanji seemed so intimidating. However I believe that if you can make studying kanji fun, it gets a lot easier. For example the part about kanji that I personally find interesting is oddly the most intricate ones lol.

Let's look at some hard kanji!



憂鬱/ゆううつ depression



I left out the English translation for most because I thought anyone interested in this post likely know most basic words. ほとんどの漢字の英語の翻訳を書かなかった理由は、このポストに興味がある人達はだいたい基本的な言葉が分かるだろうと思いました笑。ごめん


February 20, 2018


When I first moved to Japan and began learning the language, I would make a note of unusual or interesting-looking kanji and ask passers-by what they meant. The result is that I knew a range of obscure and bizarre characters, but couldn’t actually read anything useful. :-)

I think my favourite characters in those days was “ran” in “Shinran” (親鸞) (the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Japan; his name appears on many temples). I believe the character means “great bird of paradise”.

I was also partial to the character “iwao” (巖) meaning “boulder”. I had a student with that as his first name. He lamented that he couldn’t write his own name until he was eight years old. :-)

February 20, 2018

Thank you!
Although these are just a piece of cake for me (I'm Chinese, heehee...)


February 20, 2018

Really, that is impressive for a year and a half.

Just a couple suggestions (you asked):


見つかったら→見つけたら (is found →find)




Still, very clear and easy to read. Adding 薔薇 would be the icing on the cake.

February 20, 2018

Just a tiny suggestion, 僕が日本語が間違っていたら should be 僕の日本語が間違っていたら (or 僕が日本語を間違えていたら).

June 3, 2018


June 3, 2018

Keith さん、食咗飯未呀?

Discord ほかのツールはほとんど使っていませんが、何かあれば適当なディスカッションボードにメッセージを残してください。折り返し返事します。

Unfortunately, I am not using Discord (or other communication tools), but feel free to leave your message in any discussion boards to contact me. I shall respond in return.

June 3, 2018


June 3, 2018

Good suggestion.

June 4, 2018

What about the Kanji with the most strokes, known as “たいと/おとど”? (It’s so rarely used that I couldn’t even find it on my Japanese keyboard). It is used in a name of a shop.

the picture of a rare Japanese Kanji with the 84 strokes. It has the most strokes of all Kanji and is used for a name

February 21, 2018

It does indeed looks impressive, but it is not that much difficult, if you know how to write 雲 (clound) and 龍 (dragon).

February 21, 2018

My gosh! X__X Is there another scarying kanjis like that?

February 21, 2018

凸凹 These are Kanji too!! How interesting they are\(^o^)/

March 6, 2018

Hey! Any tips on how to study kanji? Where should I begin? Would learning Chinese just be easier? (joke)

February 20, 2018
  1. flashcards are good to memorise kanji.
  2. Start from the easiest kanjis. Read about JLPT and start from JLPT n5.
February 21, 2018

thanks for this, I'm soon to start kanji still have a couple lessons on hiragana then I'll be moving into that

February 20, 2018
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