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The Most Confusing Kanji!

Practice telling the difference between very similar kanji!

Character Definition

ケン, いぬ, いぬ-


ホウ, かた, -かた, -がた

direction, person, alternative

マン, バン, よろず

ten thousand, 10,000

ヒョウ, こおり, ひ, こお

icicle, ice, hail, freeze, congeal

スイ, みず, みず-


ロウ, いる, ける

old man, old age, grow old

コウ, かんがえる, かんが

consider, think over

ヒ, くらべる

compare, race, ratio, Philipines

ホク, きた


チ, る, らせる

know, wisdom

ワ, オ, カ, やわらぐ, やわらげる, なごむ, なごやか

harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan

ジュウ, ショウ, ジュ, したがう, したがえる, より

accompany, obey, submit to, comply, follow, secondary, incidental, subordinate

ト, いたずら, あだ

junior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people

ケン, しらべる

examination, investigate

ケン, ゲン, あかし, しるし, ためす, ためし

verification, effect, testing

ワク, まど

beguile, delusion, perplexity


emotion, feeling, sensation

シャ, てる

discard, throw away, abandon, resign, reject, sacrifice

シュウ, ジュウ, ひろ

pick up, gather, find, go on foot, ten

モウ, け

fur, hair, feather, down

シュ, ズ, て, て-, -て, た-


ギュウ, うし


ゴ, うま

noon, sign of the horse, 11AM-1PM, seventh sign of Chinese zodiac

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