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Meaning:

In Japanese, 坂 means “hill; slope”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiさか
Onyomiはん

How to write it:


Origin:

坂=土+反
土 means “soil”. 反 means “to oppose”.
So you can remember this kanji by
“The project that needs to build a new building in the hill is opposed strongly by people.”

Note:
Below is the origin and development of kanji 反,
You can see that a man is falling from cliff.
So you can remember 反 by “A man who is opposed the emperor will be thrown from a cliff.”

Development:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Basicさかslope
Adv坂道さかみちhill
S_Adv下り坂くだりざかdownhill
S_Adv上り坂のぼりざかuphill
Others急坂きゅうはんsteep slope
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