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GCSE Kanji learn with flashcards, PC or iPhone/iPod

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These Kanji are for GCSE but they be useful for everyone who would like to learn Kanji.  You can print it out, glue it and cut them to use as flashcards.

This set includes the old specification Kanji and the Kanji which I use to explain the GCSE Kanji.

The followings are matched lessons on Quizlet.  So that you can learn them on PC or iPhone/iPod touch as well.

A sample Quizlet of Lesson 01: You can hear the sounds as well if you click the sound icon…


When you do the tests on Quizlet, please tick “Stuff in parentheses” so that your answer should become only Hiragana parts.

Revisions for the exam

GCSE Essential Kanji  in Flashcardsexchange (You can choose which Kanji to learn)

GCSE Essential Kanji (Quizlet) for

GCSE Vocabulary Kanji Possible Words Quizlet

For GCSE Vocabulary lists, please go to GCSE Vocabulary Lists, Quizzes and Flashcards

If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you can use various apps to use Quizlet and  flashcardexhange lists to do quizzes on your iPhone and iPod.  Or you can print out your flashcards there, too.

For in stance, I usually recommend  a free app callediReview Flashcards to my students to use my Quizlet lists  but there are many applications which can deal with Quizlet sets.

As flashcards

Type in Quiz

True or False

Multiple choices quizzes either with an image or not.

GCSE ProVoc file(Macintosh Software file)  You have to download the software at:

You also need to install the following font to see the fonts. File tasakai_lig.ttf

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Kanji Look and Learn

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I recommend this Kanji book.

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*Most Frequent 1000 Kanji of the Japanese Language

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Specification for the Edexcel Advanced GCE in Japanese from 2009

Edexcel Advanced GCE in Japanese from June 2009

Specification and sample papers

Japanese: A2 Level

All grammar and structures listed for Advanced Subsidiary, plus:

Verbs forms The causative

The passive (including によると)(including suffering passive)

Transitive and intransitive verbs (including てある、ている)

Verbs て form plus くる (eg だんだんわかってきました)

いく (eg これからも増えていくでしょう)

Verbs た form plus まま for an unchanged state

Verb volition form plus


Questions Embedded questions using か eg 中さんが来るか、知っていますか。

Using かどうか eg 間にあうかどうかわかりません。

Linking sentences Using のに for ‘despite’

Using ても for ‘even if’ (eg 雨が降っても行きます)

Conjuncture and


Plain form plus そう (eg 山田さんは来ないそうです)

Verb or adjective stem plus そう (eg 雨が降りそうです)

Plain form plus よう (eg 山下さんは来ないようです)

する versus なる Verb + ことになる・ことにする・ことになっている・ことにしている


3rd person Use of がる (eg 子供はアイスクリームを食べたがる)

Nouns into


Using 的

Adjectives into nouns

Using さ (eg この本の厚さをみてください)

Particles ばかり


Explanatory sentence ending

の・んです。 (eg かぜをひいたんです。)

わけです (eg 道が分からなくて、遅れてしまったわけです)

Purpose of an action

Using ため(に) (eg 日本語を勉強するために来日しました)

Using ように (eg 外国へ行けるように、貯金しています)

The uses of ところ

Eg 今食べたところです。



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