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Meaning:

In Japanese,向 means “toward”.


How to read it:

Kunyomi:む
Onyomi:こう


How to write it:


How to use it:

Kunyomi:
向かう(むかう)→to go toward

Onyomi:
方向(ほうこう)→direction


Origin:

You can see that the window of this house is toward you.
So 向 means “toward”.


Development:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaningType
Basic向こうむこうthe other sideNoun
Basic向かうむかうto head towardsVerb
Inter向けるむけるto turn toVerb
Inter方向ほうこうdirectionNoun
Inter傾向けいこうtrendNoun
Inter向くむくto faceVerb
Inter向上こうがみimprovementNoun & Verb
Inter志向しこうintentionNoun & Verb
Inter動向どうこうtrendNoun
Inter意向いこうintentionNoun
Inter向き合うむきあうto faceVerb
Adv出向くでむくto step forwardVerb
Adv振り向くふりむくto turn aroundVerb
Adv前向きまえむきpositivena-Adj
Adv向かい合うむかいあうto face each otherVerb
Adv向こう側むこうがわthe other sideNoun
Adv立ち向かうたちむかうto faceVerb
Adv仰向けあおむけface upNoun
Adv日向ひなたin the sunNoun
Adv向かいむかいacross fromNoun
Adv趣向しゅこうplanNoun
Adv指向しこうorientationNoun & Verb
H_Adv表向きおもてむきofficialNoun
H_Adv真っ向まっこうright in frontNoun
H_Adv後ろ向きうしろむきnegativeNoun
H_Adv出向しゅっこうsecondNoun & Verb
H_Adv仕向けるしむけるto encourageVerb
H_Adv転向てんこうconversionNoun & Verb
H_Adv向きむきsuitableNoun & na-Adj
H_Adv不向きふむきunsuitableNoun & na-Adj
H_Adv差し向けるさしむけるto sendVerb
H_Adv向かい側むかいがわopposite sideNoun
S_Adv内向的ないこうてきintrovertna-Adj
S_Adv上向きうわむきupwardNoun
S_Adv向き直るむきなおるto turn around againVerb
S_Adv振り向けるふりむけるto turn aroundVerb
S_Adv横向きよこむきhorizontalNoun
S_Adv対向たいこうopposingNoun & Verb
S_Adv風向ふうこうwind directionNoun
S_Adv性向せいこうdispositionNoun
S_Adv偏向へんこうtendencyNoun & Verb
S_Adv向こう岸むこうぎしopposite bankNoun
Others歯向かうはむかうto defyVerb
Others外向的がいこうてきextrovertna-Adj
Others南向きみなみむきfacing southNoun
Others真向かいまむかいright oppositeNoun
Others向かい合わせむかいあわせface to faceNoun
Others日向ぼっこひなたぼっこsun bathingNoun & Verb
Others上向くうわむくto turn upVerb
Others下向きしたむきdownwardNoun
Others振り向きふりむきturn aroundNoun
Others逆向きぎゃくむきreverseNoun
Othersはす向かいはすむかいdiagonally acrossNoun
Others暮らし向きくらしむきcircumstancesNoun
Others差し向かいさしむかいface to faceNoun
Others仰向くあおむくto look upVerb
Others内向きうちむきintrovertna-Adj
Others北向ききたむきfacing northNoun
Others東向きひがしむきfacing eastNoun
Others外向きそとむきoutwardNoun
Others左向きひだりむきfacing leftNoun
Others仕向けしむけdestinationNoun
Others向かい風むかいかぜhead windNoun
Others右向きみぎむきrightwardNoun
Others西向きにしむきfacing westNoun
Others走向そうこうstrikeNoun
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