Happy New Year everyone! I hope you guys had wonderful New Year parties with families and friends 🙂
As the new year begins, I decided to make a major adjustment to the course of my studying. Although my studying material which I’m currently using is super effective for me, I realize that I shouldn’t infringe the publisher’s copyright. So I decided to instead use different lists of kanji and vocabularies out there on the Internet for free for this blog. The materials may overlap with some of the past materials but I’m sure it won’t be that big of a problem.I also decided to focus on less number of kanji each session in order to pay more attention to each letter.
I will still make use of my book and will be applying those knowledge in other forms such as writing short sentences or stories. Hopefully it will improve my writing both in English and Japanese.
1.上 – up, above
2.下 – down, under
3.中 – middle
4.外 – outside
Sentences including above Kanji
(for the brevity, I will only provide the reading of Kanji in each particular case)
Because my head hurt (because I had a headache), in the middle of work I went up to the rooftop.
- 上る － のぼる － to go up
- 途中 － とちゅう － in the middle of~ (に）
- 屋上 － おくじょう － rooftop
Because it was cold, I put on a jacket.
- 上着 － うわぎ －jacket
As I walked up to the rooftop, I looked at the river outside the window.
- 上がる －あがる－to go up
- 外 － そと －outside
The water flowing upstream was beautiful.
- 川上 － かわかみ － upstream
At the rooftop, I breathed in fresh air and my headache went away.
[ I find this sentence particularly difficult to translate since the exact expression doesn’t quite exist in English I think… If you have any opinion please let me know in the comment section 🙂 ]
- 新鮮な － しんせんな ー fresh
- 流れる － ながれる － to flow