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N3 Kanji 17: 倍

Meaning:

In Japanese, 倍 means “double”.


How to read it:

KunyomiNot often used
Onyomiばい

How to write it:


Origin:

The original meaning of 倍 is “to oppose”, so you can that a man is back to something.
If we oppose something, it means there will be two sides. So now 倍 stands for “double”.


Development:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
ばいdouble
倍増ばいぞうdoubling
倍率ばいりつcompetition
倍音ばいおんovertone
倍数ばいすうmultiple
倍加ばいかdoubling
倍速ばいそくdouble speed
倍額ばいがくdouble price
倍角ばいかくdouble angle
倍返しばいがえしdouble payback
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