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Kanji Scrabble #11: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #11 [本] 気、言、国、人、手、社、生、一、会、道 (Learn How to Play Here)

To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101

(What’s Twitter you ask? Read our guide here.)

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Kanji Scrabble #10: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #10 [後] 目、日、見、読、手、口、生、一、車、足 (Learn How to Play Here)

To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101

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Kanji Scrabble #09: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

 The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #09 [言]  学、語、小、多、金、二、古、名、三、上 (Learn How to Play Here)

To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101

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Kanji Scrabble #08: Your Chance to Win iPhone Apps!

This week we’ll be giving away 3 iPhone application codes for one of our newest iPhone / Touch applications, Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary, to the first 3 people who get ALL the combinations correct!To be fair with everyone, and for those without those speedy and amazing electronic dictionaries (高いからね!), we’ll only count answers that show up on Jim Breen’s WWWJDICT.
The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #08 [国] 大、入、父、北、中、出、母、電、語、天 (Learn How to Play Here)

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Kanji Scrabble #07 introduced the most combinations so far and #06 had fewer answers with some tricky Kanji not used at all .

How will this week’s be? Make sure to try your best this week to win a FREE app code for  Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary.頑張ってください!

Winners UPDATE:

Great job in this week’s iPhone Apps giveaway Kanji Scrabble contest! There were 17 Kanji combinations total, a record so far.

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Kanji Scrabble #07: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #07 [生] 大、年、魚、多、水、出、新、長、気、天 (Learn How to Play Here)

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Last week was tricky, so make sure you ファイト and make up for it with this week’s!

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Kanji Scrabble #06: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #06:   [目] 口、上、時、円、飲、出、高、車、魚、見
Kanji Scrabble, a JapanesePod101.com original game. (Learn How to Play Here)
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Kanji Scrabble #05: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #05 : [学]  年、立、長、大、語、社、入、国、会、見
Kanji Scrabble, a JapanesePod101.com original game. (Learn How to Play Here)
To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101 (What’s Twitter you ask? Read our guide here.)

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Kanji Scrabble #04: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #04 : [手]  右、上、大、車、気、左、足、長、入、小
Kanji Scrabble, a JapanesePod101.com original game. (Learn How to Play Here)
To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101 (What’s Twitter you ask? Read our guide here.)

Answers:

Kanji Kana English
上手 うわて、じょうず、かみて (adj-na,n) (1) upper part/(adj-na,n) (2) skillful (only in comparisons)/dexterity (only in comparisons)/(n) (3) over-arm grip on opponent’s belt (sumo)
入手 にゅうしゅ (n,vs) obtaining/coming to hand
右手 みぎて (n) right hand
大手 おおて (n,adj-no) (1) front castle gate/(2) both arms open/outstretched arms/(3) major companies
小手 こて (n) forearm
左手 ひだりて (n) left hand
手足 てあし (n) one’s hands and feet/limbs
手車 てぐるま (n) handcart/wheelbarrow
手長 てなが (n) long-armed/kleptomania

Kanji Scrabble #03: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

Time for another Kanji Scrabble this week.  First off, our apologies for a post later in the week due to the Japan exclusive holiday “Golden Week” (found out more in our Culture Class #15 lesson

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #03 [月] 間、先、九、大、中、立、毎、見、長、火 (Learn How to Play Here)

Answers posted tomorrow morning at 10am Tokyo time! Next week’s will begin on Thursday like usual.
@Hint: Starting this week, not all Kanji in the list this week will be used to help keep this interesting ;) 簡単すぎるゲームだったら、おもしろくないでしょう?
Kanji Scrabble, a JapanesePod101.com original game. (Learn How to Play Here)
To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101 (What’s Twitter you ask? Read our guide here.)

We’re waiting for your tweets and blog comments!

Kanji Kana English Meaning
九月 くがつ (n-adv) September
先先月 せんせんげつ (n-t) month before last
先月 せんげつ (n-adv,n-t) last month
がつ (n-suf) month (of the year)/used after number or question word (e.g. nan or nani)
月中 がつちゅう (n-suf) (for the) whole month
月月 つきづき (n-adv,n-t) every month
月火 げつか (n) (abbr) Monday and Tuesday
月立 つきたち (n) (1) (arch) first day of the month(2) first ten days of the lunar month
月見 つきみ (n) viewing the moon
月間 げっかん (n,adj-f) month-long period/(during) month
毎月 まいげつ (n-adv,n) every month/each month/monthly
長月 ながつき (n) (obs) ninth month of the lunar calendar

Kanji Scrabble #02: Have Fun Learning with Kanji Scrabble: a Kanji Game Just for Twitter!

To help your Kanji studies, we came up with a fun game using Twitter!

Kanji Scrabble, a JapanesePod101.com original game. (Learn How to Play Here)

The Kanji for this week are as follows: (Remember, each compound must use the Kanji in the brackets [ ].)

Kanji Scrabble #02 [中] 日、二、本、一、国、人、十、中、三、時 (Learn How to Play Here)

To start, all you need is a Twitter account and to follow our Twitter account @japanesepod101

(What’s Twitter you ask? Read our guide here.)
We’re waiting for your tweets and blog comments!

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Kanji Scrabble #2 Answers

Kanji Kana English Meaning
一日中 いちにちじゅう Throughout the day
中中 なかなか Very, considerabley, easily, readily, quite, highly, rather, by no means (with negative verb)
中二 ちゅうに Second year of junior high
中人 ちゅうじん Person of middling talent, strength, etc. Middle class person, bourgeois person, Matchmaker or middleman.
中国 ちゅうごく China, South-west most region of Honshu, Middle of a country, The Hiroshima area
中国人 ちゅうごくじん Chinese person
中日 ちゅうにち China and Japan, the middle day, the equinoctial day
人中 ひとなか Society, company, the public, the world
国中 くにじゅう All over the country
日中 にっちゅう Daytime, during the day, Sino-Japanese
日中 にっちゅう Daytime, during the day, Sino-Japanese
日本中 にほんじゅう Throughout Japan