You'll be provided with a kanji in a box on the left. Below it appear the 'onyomi' and 'kunyomi' readings that indicate the prononunciation of the kanji. To the right are six choices in English; choose the one that best matches the kanji.
The kanji quiz is progressive in two ways.
progress through levels
First, the kanji in the test are arranged by difficulty with many different levels. You'll start at the bottom and only be given kanji from the next level once you've done all the kanji at the lower level.
- You start with a set of kanji aimed at the JLPT N5 exam.
- Once you've finished the first ten levels (about 100 kanji) you'll move on to JLPT N4.
- After another 180 or so, you'll move on to JLPT N3.
- Eventually you'll pass on to JLPT N2 and JLPT N1.
- By that time you'll have finished roughly 2,000 kanji!
Your progress is tracked in many levels that appear at the bottom of the quiz page.
progress for each kanji
Secondly, each kanji's study is progressive as follows:
- The first two times you are challenged with a kanji you'll see the kana readings below the kanji itself. You will be given a choice of six words in English. Choose the English word with the correct meaning for the kanji.
- Once you've got the right answer twice, you'll no longer be given the kana readings, you have to match the kanji to an English term without the kana.
- Once you've got it right four times you have to match the kana to English terms without the kanji.
- Once you've got the right answer six times you'll have to match the kanji to kana terms without any English words.
- You're done when you reach eight times: the kanji is removed from the quiz. You complete a level in the quiz when you'l eliminated a set of kanji.
You'll see your global standing compared to other people taking the test in the "leaderboard" under the menu.