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N3 Kanji 1: 丁

Meaning:

In Japanese, 丁 means “cake of tofu”.


How to read it:

KunyomiNot often used
Onyomiちょう、てい

How to write it:


Origin:

The original meaning of 丁 is “nail”.
Now 丁 has nothing to do with nail, and people use another kanji, which is くぎ, to represent nail.
You can remember this kanji by “I put a nail on one cake of tofu.”


Development:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
丁度ちょうどexactly
丁寧ていねいpolite
包丁ほうちょうkitchen knife
丁重ていちょうcourteous
横丁よこちょうbystreet
装丁そうていbinding
一丁いっちょうcake of tofu
符丁ふちょうcant
丁半ちょうはんgame of dice
落丁らくちょうmissing page
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