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JLPT 5 Kanji: Location/Direction

1) 後 (# 26 of 2,500)

Meaning: behind, back, later

Examples
KunOn
(あと)
afterwards
午後
(ごご)
afternoon


2) 前 (# 27 of 2,500)

Meaning: in front, before

Examples
KunOn
(まえ)
before
午前
(ごぜん)
morning


3) 上 (# 35 of 2,500)

Meaning: above, up

Examples
KunOn
上げる
(あ.げる)
to give
上手
(じょうず)
Skillful


4) 下 (# 97 of 2,500)

Meaning: below, down, descend, give, low, inferior

Examples
KunOn
(した)
Below
廊下
(ろうか)
corridor


5) 東 (# 37 of 2,500)

Meaning: east

Examples
KunOn
(ひがし)
east
東西
(とうざい)
East and West, whole country


6) 西 (# 259 of 2,500)

Meaning: west, Spain

Examples
KunOn
西
(にし)
west
西洋
(せいよう)
western countries


7) 北 (# 153 of 2,500)

Meaning: north

Examples
KunOn
(きた)
North
NONE


8) 南 (# 341 of 2,500)

Meaning: south

Examples
KunOn
(みなみ)
south
南米
(なんべい)
South America


9) 中 (# 11 of 2,500)

Meaning: in, inside, middle, mean, center

Examples
KunOn
(なか)
middle
途中
(とちゅう)
on the way


10) 外 (# 81 of 2,500)

Meaning: outside

Examples
KunOn
(そと)
Outside
外国
(がいこく)
foreign country


11) 右 (# 602 of 2,500)

Meaning: right

Examples
KunOn
(みぎ)
right side
左右
(さゆう)
(1) left and right, (2) influence,
control, domination


12) 左 (# 630 of 2,500)

Meaning: left

Examples
KunOn
(ひだり)
left hand side
左右
(さゆう)
(1) left and right, (2) influence,
control, domination


Quizzes
Now it's time to start the Quizzes!! First take the meaning quiz:

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Location


Once you have a space in your brain for the Kanji and it's meaning it will be easier to add Kun-Yomi and On-Yomi words:

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Kun-Yomi


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On-Yomi