Kanji List for Japanese 2A, Fall 2010

A word from your 先生:
Those of you who have been studying Japanese up to now may have been thinking that kanji is either troublesome or not that crucial to your mastering the language; but the truth is, when living in Japan, kanji is essential because everything around you will be written utilizing kanji. Also, knowing how to write a new vocabulary word in its kanji can sometimes be very helpful in remembering that word from that point on. In addition, knowing kanji and how they are used to express vocabulary and concepts in Japanese can be helpful in understanding many aspects of Japanese culture. In the past, you may have been able to pass a kanji test week by week, but it is essential that you remember all your accumulated kanji in order to survive in Japan. We hope you will realize the importance of kanji and how fascinating and helpful they can be!

Kanji will be introduced in class and will be tested in weekly quizzes and term exams.
- You are responsible for all the kanji up to Chapter 2 plus kanji learned in the Jp 1A-B-C for the midterm exam.
- You are responsible for all the kanji listed below plus kanji learned in the Jp 1A-B-C for the final exam.

Japanese 2A: 教科書「ようこそ!」volume 2 

Week Workbook


Kanji Number of kanji
Wk 0&1

pp. 33-35 (#1-12)

Ch 1 曲がる 12字
Wk 2 pp. 35-37 (#13-25) Ch 1 早い歩く乗る待つ止まる 13字
Wk 3 & 4 pp. 70-72 (#1-12) Ch 2


Wk 5 pp. 72-74 (#13-24) Ch 2 (手)伝う洗う建てる貸す借りる置く静か便(便) 12 字
Wk 6 & 7 pp. 115-117 (#1-12) Ch 3 (動車)、(道)、(運)(車)、教える閉める消す変える、(事) 12字
Wk 8 pp. 117-119 (#13-24)
Ch 3 (交)走る帰る働く(場)、速い 12字
Wk 9 & 10 pp. 149-152 (#1-7, 16, 17, & 21) Ch 4