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Meaning

In Japanese,昨 means “last”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:きのう(when combined with 日)
Onyomi:さく

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
昨日(きのう)→last night
 
Onyomi:
昨日(さくじつ)→yesterday(more formal than きのう)
昨晩(さくばん)→last night
昨年(さくねん)→last year

Origin:

昨=日+乍
日 means “sun”, 乍 means “just now”.
The sun set just now so today will be “yesterday” soon.
So 昨 means “last”.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.
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