Kanji Compounds Drill

Use the Kanji Compounds Drill to practice reading words written as kanji compounds.

How to use the Kanji Compounds Drill

Type your reply in Romaji:

And press the ‘Enter’ key when the percentage turns green:

You can continue to the next word when your reply is 80% correct. This is similar to the accuracy required in a real-life conversation. But try to give perfect answers to get a higher score!

Click on the Japanese words for hints:

To ‘pin’ the hint so it doesn’t disappear when you move your mouse away, click the Japanese word a second time.

Press the “Skip” button to miss a word and go to the next one.


The “Settings” link is at the top of the Kanji Compounds Drill. It is also on the My Lessons page and the Lesson page.


Purpose: Limit the drill to a subset of words.

Default: Off
Takes effect immediately: No, you must restart the drill.

For example, if the drill has 50 words, you could set “Maximum” to ‘10’ to practice only the first 10 words.

Note that when this setting is used, the maximum score possible for the drill will be less than 100%.




Real Japanese.
It’s casual Japanese,
but not slang.

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