This morning we picked 下 for today's kanji. 下 is pronounced shita した、and when you read that, try saying it without the "i", more like "shtah".
下 is another character that proves immediately useful on your first visit to Japan. It's used in a ton of different character combinations, and it typically means lower or below. For example:
chikatetsu (pronounced "chee-kah-teh-tsu")
subway (literally, ground/earth under metal line)
When you're walking around a train station and you see that sign with 下 in the middle, following the sign will probably get you to the subway. "ka" (pronounced "kah") is the on pronunciation of 下 and the kun pronunciation is shita.
Here's another example, only this time with the kun pronunciation:
kutsushita (pronounced "koo-tsu-shtah")
socks (literally shoes below)
Much thanks to my son this morning for practicing his kanji together with me.