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N3 Kanji 28: 兵

Meaning:

In Japanese, 兵 means “soldier”.


How to read it:

KunyomiNot often used
Onyomiへい

How to write it:


Origin:

The original meaning of 兵 is “weapon”.
If a man is a soldier, he will have weapons.
So 兵 means “soldier” now.



Development:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
兵士へいしsoldier
兵器へいきweapon
兵隊へいたいsoldier
兵力へいりょくtroop strength
歩兵ほへいinfantry
憲兵けんぺいmilitary police
徴兵ちょうへいconscription
海兵かいへいmarine
騎兵きへいcavalry
水兵すいへいsailor
米兵べいへいAmerican soldier
兵卒へいそつsoldier
兵役へいえきmilitary service
工兵こうへいmilitary engineer
砲兵ほうへいartillery
兵舎へいしゃbarracks
派兵はへいsend troops
兵営へいえいbarracks
傭兵ようへいmercenary
練兵れんぺいtraining
衛兵えいへいguard
敵兵てきへいenemy soldiers
番兵ばんぺいsentinel
伏兵ふくへいambush
新兵しんぺいrecruit
民兵みんぺいmilitia
州兵しゅうへいnational guard
私兵しへいprivate army
兵団へいだんcorps
兵数へいすうnumber of soldiers
兵長へいちょうlieutenant
増兵ぞうへいreinforce
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