The Yakitori Kanji Story – neuroscience approach to Kanji retention

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Below you’ll find the kanji list with radicals broken down. On another page there are also keyword worksheets for testing your recall of the kanji. Both are available in a paperback workbook. AND I am almost done making youtube videos of the entire list. Enjoy!

 

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Yakitori Kanji Stories by Tori Taiyo Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://JapanTree.benfii.com/Kanji.

 

1. one
2. two
3. three
4. total
5. child
6. katakana “no”
7. woman   
8. like
9. rape
10. mouth (small box radical)
11. products
12. dot
13. say
14. a bow, stick, staff\(a primitive)
15 below (T – T)
16 un
17 no
18 ten
19 old
20 dream come true
21 measure
478 (or ) second rank / girl http://rtega.be/chmn/?c= or
478 second rank (LOSER)
23 dagger spoon katakana
24 seven
25 compare
26 scold
27 sun, day
28 tasty
29 insect
30 chant
31 crystal
32 former
33 early
34 danna (husband)
35 white
36 everyone
37 hook
38 water 水also氵 katakana フ
39 spring
40 ice
41 forever
42 swim
43 stay for the night
44 juice, soup
45 mix
46 moon (organ)
47 big lake
48 bright
49 animal fat
50 gall bladder / daring
51 morning
52 fire 火or灬
53 flame
54 faint
55 consult
56 block (cube)
57 streetlight
58 possible
59 stream
60 revise
61 rice field
62 neighborhood, small town
63 cultivated field
64 stomach
65 put/go in
66 person 人also亻
67 what?!?
68 believe
69 transform
70 plant radical K140 ( or 艸)
71 flower
72 suffer
73 grass
74 luggage
75   upside-down box
76 the inside
77 meat
78 yen/circle
79 hanging towel /scroll
80 small city 市 
81 lung
82 older sister
83 eye
84 dare
85 hat
86 my own
87 lid radical
88 restaurant
89 bring to a halt
90  enjoyment
91 graduate
92 direction / person
93 ten thousand
94 formal visit
95 prevent
96 fatty food
97 again (stool/stand radical)
98 pair
99 servant
100 culture/ sentence
101 unison
102 economy
103 (looks like numeral 4) http://rtega.be/chmn/?c=
104 get
105 shout
106 heart 心or忄or⺗
106b heart (mutation of #106 heart)
107 surely
108 get mad
109 breath
110 think
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103 匸構え(kakushi gamae)
104 dying
105 busy
106 forget
107 blind, ignorant
108 without reason or permission
109 net
110 neglect/ egotistic
111 manga
112 sub- 亜-
113 bad
114 evening katakana タ
115 many
116 dream
117 late night
118 liquid
119 name, famous
120 death
121 fortune telling katakana toe
122 outside
123 above
124 dinner table
125 fortune teller/ occupy
126 point
 わかんむり cover (radical K14) http://rtega.be/chmn/?c=
127 (roof radical 宀部 benbu)
128 residence
129 cheap / safe
130 letter
131 announce
132 fight or quarrel
133 eight
134 hole
135 six
136 沿 run parallel to 沿
137 myself / katakana mu
138 public
139 lawsuit
140 platform
141 cure
142 begin
143 lazy
144 talent
145 bear
146 looks like
147 Buddha
NO 148
149 stand up
150 spicy / painful
151 luck, happiness
152 manager
153 cry
154 rank
155 sound
156 emblem / chapter
157 dark
158 meaning
159 a hundred million
160 recollect
161 gate
162 pitch-black darkness 闇-
163 a period of time
164 question, problem
165 sword 刀or刂
YKS165b ⺈ knife (mutant of #165 sword)
166 before
167 cut / important
168 summon
169 shining / Showa era
170 contrast
171 understand / divide / minute
172 type of medicine
173 punishment
174 blade
175 hide / endure
176 admit
177 strong
178 add
179 cooperate
180 threaten
181 make an effort
182 man
183 the number 9
184 research
185 round
186 get good at
187 grasp/persist
188 small
188b ⺌ small
188c ⺍ small
189 a little (amount)
190 inferiority
191 odd
192 ministry / cut down on
193 capital
194 cool place
195 scene
196 show (altar radical)
197 religion
198 lonely
199 supervisor
200 Young (radical K54)
201 childhood
202 deep profound
203 raise animals
204 store or put aside
205 string
206 acquaint
207 line
208 綿 cotton 綿
209 slender
210 general / total 総 
211 look up
212 to supply
213 ambiguous
214 silk
215 group, tribe
216 grandchild
217 be involved with
218 dry out
219 edition
220 utilize
221 liver
222 potato
223 sweat
224 cosmos
225 thousand
226 tongue
227 conversation
228 vivid, lively
229 quit
230 break at work
231 half
232 judgement
233 accompany
234 equality / peace
235 art or literary criticism
236 call to someone
237 earth
238 village
239 quantity
240 black
241 kid
242 yearn for
243 bury
244 boy / monk
245 puke
246 cram school
247 samurai radical
248 work
249 intention, volition
250 good omen
251 cram in
252 bind
253 magazine
254 old (also )
255 get old
256 filial piety
257 professional
258 author
259 together
260 various
261 government office
262 hot place
263 simmer/stew
264 turkey
265 char / scorch
266 without
267 upkeep
268 sole or only
269 who??
270 prepare / criteria
271 defend
272 horse *
273 stop
274 your Moms
275 consent
276 walk
277 interfere
278 purple
279 or ⻊foot/ be enough
280 peer pressure
281 tread on
282 correct
283 fer shure
284 plan
285 proof
286 distort
287 run
288 exceed/ go over
495 corpse
289 R (old unit of measure)
290 train station
291 noon
292 reason / translation
293 swamp
294 or 扌hand
295 select
296 infer
297 depict
298 submit a proposal
299 pay
300 call into question
301 finger / point at
302 pound
303 beckon
304 kidnap
305 carry on your back
306 directly contact
307 clap
308 insert
309 observe/guard
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310 ear
311 take
312 most
313 撮 photo-shoot 撮-
314 hobby
315 disgrace
316 listen
317 axe
318 fold
319 hill
320 philosophy
321 vow
322 accuse
323 ⺮ bamboo
324 muscle
325 simplicity
326  ”Bamboo-key”  
327 make
328 yesterday
329 Moving motion
330 near
331 around here/around that time
332 press upon
333 get crowded / gets*
334 plural/delivery
335 progress
336 refer to katakana ホ
337 tree
338 grove
339 forest
340 book / the real thing
341 body
342 rest
343 boundary/limit
344 analyze
345 take measures
346 stab / business card
347 new
348 collect
349 shelf
350 pine
351 wither
352 partner
353 box
354 idea/imagination
355 prohibition
356 fruit / result 果 
357 section or lesson
358 sweets/pastry
359 east
360 practice
361 guide/proposal
362 one cup of liquid
363 knee or lap
364 guarantee/maintain
365 spin
366 manipulate/ chastity
367 dye
368 miscellaneous , random
369 wheat
370 childish
371 peace/ Japan
372 秘 secret
373 me / private
374 one second
375 transfer
376 handy
377 season
378 member
379 good smell
380 fall
381 sorrow
382 the tip
383 not yet
384 little sister
385 flavor
386 rice    
387 perplexed
388 mystery
389 decision/judgement/refuse
390 succeed / inherit
391 be sticky
392 essence
393 grain
394 powder
395 come/future
396 number
397 judge
398 big
399 waaay in back
400 strange
401 get close
402 stinky odor
403 get worked up
404 instrument 口口 口口
405 thrust
406 central
407 project, reflect
408 heroic
409 dog
410 lay face down
411 shut up
412 nature
413 burn
414 fat
415 bad quality
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512 廿 twenty 十 一 十 two tens connected at the hip
513 leather/revolution 廿
514 靴 shoe
417 Chinese
418 difficult
419 be employed at
420 lament, sigh
421 nothing/emptiness
422 model
423 grave
424 make a living
425 recruit
426 curtain
427 desert
428 big box/enclosure
429 origin /cause
430 kindness
431 bacteria
432 trouble
433 prisoner
434 rotate / # of times
435 hard
436 individual
437 well
438 surround
439 beef bowl
440 king
441 ball
442 country
443 treasure
444 reason
445 have responsibility for
446 pregnant
447 emperor
448 desire
449 holy
450 extent
451 master/mainly
452 contract
453 to smoke
454 honorable
455 pour / be careful
456 pillar
457 dwell
458 stop at
459 damage
460 divide
461 element
462 constitution
463 blue
464 request
465 pure
466 spirit
467 good weather
468 emotion
470 life / birth
471 star
472 sex / essential nature
473 family name
474 vermilion
475 share, stock
469 person-doing-karate-kick-(ninja-kick)-(mutated from )
476 play around
477 symmetry
478 (second rank)
479 dessicate   
480 your Moms     no one puts chuck norris’ mom in a trap-box, no one, NO ONE.
481 poison/ addict
482 every every mom will ninja kick you if you mess with her child.
483 plum I wish every tree was a plum tree
484 ocean
485 regret
486 despise
487 middle
488 loyalty
489 medical patient
490 friendship
491 insect / pest
492 snake
493 mosquito
494 make noise
NO 495
496 genus/affiliation
497 live
498 nun
499 mud
500 尿 urine 尿
501 butt
502 print
503 door
504 area / attribute
505 shoulder
506 hire
507 wife/cluster
508 return
509 teardrop
510 fur
511 tail
515 sweet 廿
516 a certain
517 plot
518 human legs
519 look
520 leniency
521 roast / grill
522 border
523 present time
524 parents/kindness
525 older brother
526 overcome
527 condition
528 contest
529 baby
530    animal legs (actually another version of 8) radical K12
531 shellfish (money)
532 buy
533 get indignant
534 spew
535 cargo
536 poverty
537 save up
538 bet or stake
539 quality
540 rent money
541 chastity
542 detective
543 clerk
544 harm
545 rule
546 side of something
547 scientific measurment
548 pierce
549 adapt
550 blame/responsible for
551 achievements
552 pile up
553 exalted
554 bequeath
555 soldier
556 beach
557 fishhook (actually radical K20) http://rtega.be/chmn/?c=
558 lose
559 fish
560 horn/corner
561 touch
562 pi
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564 sell
565 continue
566 read
567 window
568 look for
569 deep
570 tool
571 original
572 complete
573 西 west 西
573b west (mutant of #573)
574 ballot
575 sign, mark
576 drift
577 liquor 西
578 drunk 西
579 value 西
580 important
581 waist
582 smoky
583 katakana “O”
584 loot
585 raw materials
586 close store
587 husband
588 agree
589 substitute
590 lurk
591 criteria
592 pinch
………..
http://rtega.be/chmn/?c=
594 habitat
595 shining
596 merely
597 sakura
598 beast   
599 lucky
600 whittle down
601 erase
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602 爪 bird claw
602* bird claw
602* ⺥ bird claw
603 vegetable
604 float
605 receive
606 compromise
607 instruct
608 gather
609 been a long time
YKS609b winter radical
977 winter
610 each
611 love
612 customer
613 fall,drop
614 character, aspect
615 get entangled
616 abbreviation
617 road ⻊()
618 clause katakana ホ
619 barley
620 sour 西 
621  ”no” の as kanji (archaic)
622 excel
623 invite / entice
624 transparent
625 carry in hand
626 reach / amount to
627 suck
628 level
629 treatment
630 彐 or 彑 pigs head / snout katakana”yo”ヨ
631 tranquil
632 perpetrate
633 immerse
634 green
635 urgent
636 hit the target
637 broom
638 housewife
639 sweep
640 go back home katakana リ
641 foreign emperor
642 tighten
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1535 feathers
644 jump ⻊()
645 rinse
646 day of the week
647 craft or industry
648 air
649 abstain
650 dark lipstick red color
651 success
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653 adroit
654 bestow
655 copy
656 dirty
657 extreme      
658 be proud of  
659 ID number
660 consider
661 torture
YKS661b (archery radical. radical K56)
662 ritual
663 wipe
664 attempt to do
665 military
666 generation / in place of
667 lend
668 spear (ancient chinese dagger-axe)
669 timmmberrr
670 clique
671 be misguided or tempted  
672 we
673 bandit
674 region
675 fight
676 cultivate
677 how much?  
678 machine
http://rtega.be/chmn/?c=
680 employment
681 organization / weave
682 be conscious
683 container (radical K22)
684 ward
685 gallop
686 giant / super huge
687 repel
688 distance ⻊()
689 vassal
690 solid, steadfast
691 tense
692 clever
693 view    
694 to confront
695 princess
696 small animal
697 artisan
698 the numeral 4
699 exclaim
700 exchange
701 lack
702 Europe
703 sing
704 blow
705 cook rice
706 (攴) whip/strike (radical K66)
707 integer, to count
708 counter for flat objects
709 agile / sensitive
710 be defeated
711 breakdown, accident
712 politics
713 release
714 teach
715 intense
716 reproduction
717 attack
718 stem (or Yosemite Sam)   
719 enemy
720 suitable
721 drip
722 pluck
723 myself   
724 renew / improve
725 wake up / occur
726 century
727 diary
728 distribute 西
729 demand/ask
730 rescue
731 sphere
732 cliff (radical K27)
733 strict
734 diligence
735 chronicle
736 thick
737 pressure
738 makeup
739 furnish
740 ash/ gray
741 childbirth, production of things
742 original/ high plain
743 hot spring / origin 源 
744 anti
745 return or respond
746 slope
747 plank
748 provisional
749 transaction
750 sickle
751 become
752 sincerity
753 go beyond
754 traditional storehouse
755 internal organ
756 years old
757 annihilate
758 威 terrible majesty
759 castle
760 illusion
761 mood  
YKS761b 夬 “bend-the-bow” decisive its decisive victory, the guy with the big hook is the winner
762 decide
763 pleasant
NO 764
765 decrease
766 feeling
767 regrettable
768 same
769 cylinder /pipe
770 administer
771 formal visit / question
772 part of speech
YKS773 t-shirt
774 trip
775 faction/bling
776 vein
777 robe
778 far
779 public park
780 environment  
NO 781
782 cloth
783 express
784 depend on
785 sack
786 trial
787 praise
788 backside
789 pitiful
790 decline,wane
791 good
792 daughter
793 退 retreat 退
794 wander
795 eyeball
796 hold a grudge
797 root
798 town
799 limit
800 one’s hometown
801 echo
802 story of a building
803 impede
804 institution
805 ward off
806 entrapped
807 major city
808 hide
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809  spit out
810 section
811 dissect
812 double
813 split wood (radical K90)
814 robust
815 dress up
816 circumstance
817 go to bed
818 north
819 stature / back of the body
1196 cow
821 system
822 mass production
823 inform
824 produce
825 horrendous 西
826 earlier/ the tip
827 wash
http://rtega.be/chmn/?c=
 leaves of page/ face
829 front surface / face
830 hundred
831 grieve
832 kindhearted/excel
833 宿 lodge at 宿
834 contract / shrink 宿
835 rock
836 sand
837 pulverize
838 foundation
839 mountain
840 boulder
841 belt
842 delay / be overdue
843 sponsor
844 collapse
845 hard to see
846 occult
847 shore
848 carbon
849 mount
850 bird
851 island
852 animal cry
853 bean 丶一ノ
854 rejoice
855 stoked
856 head
857 summer
858 beseech
859 stubborn
860 around that time
861 summit/climax
862 amount of money / forehead
863 category,type
864 topic
865 look back on
866 lean
867 item/paragraph
868 river
869 sequence
870 state 丶丶
871 kunyomi
872 go wild / rough
873 be in a rush
horns丶ノ
plant (already learnt)
875 neck
876 street
877 tax 丶ノ
878 explain 丶ノ
879 get naked 丶ノ
880 magnet
882 yen ten plants can sell for a little money
881 sheep with a little yen you can buy one sheep
883 south
884 fresh
885 expert
886 Pacific Ocean / the West
887 slow / late
888 discriminate
889 wear / arrive
890 cultivate, rear
891 righteousness
892 politeness
893 discussion
894 important person
895 heaven two people (lovers) are in heaven
896 append
897 laugh
898 chug
899 ecstasy (a plant from heaven) the plant’s heavenly fruit have me in an ecstasy.
900 send
901 bloom
902 connected to
903 roll up
904 range / area of influence
905 certificate, cupon
906 win

 

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