Kanji Reading Practice #44 – Park Signs 階段注意

Practice reading Japanese Kanji with posts tagged by WaniKani Level in which the kanji appear. The goal is to see kanji that you have learned more often to aid long term memory. You could encounter a sign like this in any Japanese park.

Kanji Reading Practice #44 – Park Signs 階段注意

Another sign that you may see an any type of park, or public, place in Japan. The sign may not look exactly like this one, but I’m sure there are other signs out there that say the same thing. Sometimes it is difficult to go to public places in Japan if you have small toddlers, or if you are disabled. It seems that Japan is getting better at accommodating the disabled, but I think they have a long way to go.

Kanji Reading Practice #44 – Park Signs 階段注意 has kanji from WaniKani levels 46 and below. See down below the photo for the explanations of the kanji readings and meanings if you don’t already know them. Hopefully you do already know them. This is for practice and an opportunity to see the kanji over and over again for memory.



The Kanji:

先    階    段    車    椅    子    利    用    客    様    通    抜


The Kanji Readings (this usage) and Meanings:

先 (さき) – previous; past; former

階 (カイ) – floor; story; (1st floor, 2nd floor, etc.)

段 (ダン) – step; grade; stairs

車 (シャ) – car; vehicle

椅 (イ) – chair

子 (シ) – child

利 (リ) – profit; benefit; advantage

用 (ヨウ) – task; use; utilize

客 (キャク) – guest; visitor; customer

様 (さま) – formal name title; polite name ending

通 (とお) – pass through

抜 (ぬ) – extract; pull out

The Words:

この先 (このさき) – beyond this point; ahead

階段 (かいだん) – stairs

車椅子 (くるまいす) – wheelchair

ベビーカー (baby car) – baby stroller; buggy

ご利用 (ごりよう) – use; utilization; application

お客様 (おきゃくさま) – customer; guest; visitor

通り抜け (とおりぬけ) – pass through

できません – can’t do

The Meaning:


There are stairs ahead.


Visitors that are using wheelchairs and baby strollers cannot pass through.

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