Learn JLPT N4 Kanji

Meaning of 青

blue

Onyomi

セイ、 ショウ
sei, shou

Kunyomi

あお(い)
ao(i)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 セイ、 ショウ / あお(い) 】

Meaning: blue (and sometimes green).

589 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

View JLPT N4 kanji list

How to write 青 - stroke order:

Created with Snap

Stroke Count: 8

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

Click the below red button to toggle off and and on all of the hints, and you can click on the buttons individually to show only the ones you want to see.

Example #1

わたしのいちばんすきないろはあおです。
watashi no ichiban suki na iro wa ao desu.
My favorite color is blue.
Example #2

あのあおぞらがみえていますか。
ano aozora ga mieteimasu ka.
Can you see that blue sky?
Example #3

しんごうがあおになった。
shingou ga ao ni natta.
The light turned green.
Example #4

わかいときはにどとない、せいしゅんはいちどしかない。
wakai toki wa nido to nai, aozora wa ichido shika nai.
You are only young once.
Example #5

あのあおいシャツはあなたにあうね。
ano aoi shatsu wa anata ni au ne.
That blue t-shirt suits you.
Example #6

きょうふであおじろいかおになった。
kyoufu de aojiroi kao ni natta.
His face went pale from fear.
Example #7

ちかごろのせいねんにはゆめがない。
chikagoro no seinen ni wa yume ga nai.
The youngsters of today don't set their sights high enough.
Example #8

あなたのかおはまっさおですよ。だいじょうぶですか?
anata no kao wa massao desu yo. daiyoubu desuka?
You look so pale. Are you ok?

Recommended JLPT N4 Books

Nihongo So-matome: JLPT N4 Grammar

This book covers all of the JLPT N4 Grammar in 6 weeks! (It also includes reading and listening practice)
See price on Amazon

GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

This is the best all around book for beginners learning Japanese in English. I used this in my first year studying Japanese. I found it to be far better and easier to use than the many other books I was using. This is the second book in the series and should cover most of what you need to pass JLPT N4.
See price on Amazon

Kanzen Master Jlpt Grammar N4

This book covers all of the grammar that you need to know to pass the JLPT N4, and includes great practice excercises. One down side though, is it's mostly in Japanese, but that will help you in the long run.
See price on Amazon

Jlpt N4 Japanese Lauguage Proficiency Test Official Practice Test

This is the official practice test of the JLPT N4. I highly recommend doing at least 1 practice test before taking the real test.
See price on Amazon