Kanji Cheat Sheet: General Appliances
Quick poll for the savvy women of Tokyo: Hands up how many of us operate kanji-covered household appliances through sheer guesswork? Moving to and setting up in a new country can be hard enough without having to figure out the everyday basics we’ve probably never thought twice about doing back home. Here are some basic kanji and kana to help demystify some of those tasks.
General Appliances Kanji and Kana
電源 / でんげん power
入り / 運転 /入 on
切り / 停止 off
取り消し / キャンセル clear/cancel
停止 / 止める stop
自動 / オート キー automatic/auto key
メモリーキー memory key
予約 setting the timer
残り (time) remaining
For a list of kanji and kana that are useful when operating your air conditioning and heating unit, click here.
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