Let's learn some more kanji? This is the turn of the kanji for strength, car, hand, horse and foot.
How to learn: After I discovered the meaning of this kanji, it was easy to associate his features with his translation. If you use your imagination a little, you'll see a horse in this kanji. Note that the first five strokes (upper strokes) form the horse's head and hair, which extends from the head to the neck.
The next line forms the belly and tail of the horse, which by the way is quite long. Finally, the last four strokes form the legs of our imaginary sorrel.
common reading: うま (One), バ (Ba).
Meaning: Car, vehicle.
How to learn: Another easy-to-learn kanji is the for car symbol. As we can see it is a cart seen from above. Imagine that you are on top of a building and see a cart on the street without horses to pull it.
The first dash forms one of the wheels. The next four lines form the box where people sit and put their luggage (cargo compartment). The last two lines form the other wheel and the axle that connects the peniles and the load compartment.
common reading: くるま (Kuruma).
Meaning: Hand, hands.
How to learn: To learn this kanji, I had to strain my imagination a bit. I created the image of a coconut branch, where the leaves were fingers. In this way, each branch looked like a very slender hand with countless fingers. Then I just imagined the coconut tree grabbing everything that passed close to it with its branches in the shape of a hand.
Note that the first three strokes form the finger-shaped leaves and the last stroke forms the branch of the alien coconut tree.
common reading: て(te), ジュ(Ju).
Meaning: Strength, courage, emphasis.
How to learn: Remember the KA(カ) symbol in the japanese alphabet in katakana? That's right. That symbol also means strength. To fix the idea in your head, just imagine a well-muscled カ(KA).
common reading: リョク(Ryoku),リキ(Riki)、ちから(Chikara).
How to learn: There are two ways to learn this kanji. The first is imagining this symbol as a boot. That's easy because we always wear boots on our feet.
The other way is to imagine that this kanji is a boy playing in the slide. The first three lines form the head; the fourth line forms the trunk; the fifth chisel hands; the fifth and sixth lines form the slide, the boy's legs and feet.
When the boy goes down the slide, he always falls sitting down because he doesn't want to get his feet dirty on the sand floor of the park. He doesn't get his feet dirty, but his clothes….
common reading: あし(Ashi),ソク(Soku).
These were some kanji for you to learn and memorize the stroke order. If you want to learn more about others, visit the site romajidesu.