How to Use the Website
What you can do on this website
This website is a useful study tool for learning the technical terms that are likely to come up in the Japanese National Examination for Care Workers.
There are three main things you can do using the website. You can
- Find out the meaning of technical terms;
- learn the kanji equivalent of terms that frequently come up in the examination; and
- learn the technical terms for each subject.
The website also gives sample sentences of questions that came up in previous exams, which were based on the new curriculum (beginning from the 24th national examination).
The structure of this site
This site consists of courses on three main parts:
- Tan-kanji (single kanji) that frequently come up in the exam
- Two-kanji words that include single kanji terms
- Technical terms that include two-kanji words
English translations for each single kanji and two-kanji words, as well as technical terms, are provided.
How to use this site
Find out the meaning of the kanji term that you do not know how to pronounce.
Select one of the subjects you are studying from the list of subjects on the top page (you can learn the terms that often come up in this subject by viewing the single kanji terms).
Kanji that frequently come up in the selected subject are displayed in order of frequency of appearance and number of strokes.
Kanji in the three-star group are those that come up most frequently in the exam. Kanji in the same number of star group are arranged in order of number of strokes, beginning with the kanji with the fewest strokes.
Select the single kanji that appear in the Japanese words you wish to check.
The pronunciation and meaning of the single kanji are displayed. Below this display is a list of two-kanji words that include the single kanji, whose meaning is also shown.
When you click the downward arrow (▽) to the right of the two-kanji word you would like to learn or check, you see get technical terms that include the word and their meaning.
Using the search function
- Search by single kanji: You can start a search by entering part of a word or a single kanji you want to check.
- Search by pronunciation: You can start a search by entering the pronunciation of part of a word you want to check.
- Search by two-kanji word: You can start a search by entering part of a word or a two-kanji word you want to check.
You will be able to memorize the kanji of terms that frequently come up in each subject.
You may first memorize the meaning of single kanji terms. You may then memorize the meaning of two-kanji words that contain the single kanji.
Once you have memorized them, you may easily predict the meaning of technical terms that contain the single kanji or two-kanji words you have memorized. Most of the technical terms you need to know will contain single kanji or two-kanji words. As memorizing all Japanese words is difficult, you are suggested to learn them, which can help you understand them in their combination form.
When you click the “わかった!” (Wakatta!/Understood!) box underneath the single kanji, the proportion of the single kanji you have learned among the entire kanji to learn will be displayed on the upper right of the top page as a percentage value.