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N4 Kanji 13: 軽

Meaning of kanji 軽:

In Japanese, 軽 means “light(adjective)”.


How to read kanji 軽:

Kunyomiかる
Onyomiけい

How to write kanji 軽:


Origin of kanji 軽:

It’s hard to remember kanji 軽 by its origin.
So I thought of a way to help you remember it.
軽=車+圣
車 means “car”, and 圣 means “holy”, holy’s car must be very light because it can fly.
So 軽 stands for “light”.

Note:
Below is the origin and development of kanji 車.

Development of kanji 軽:


Vocabulary containing kanji 軽:

WordReadingMeaning
軽いかるいlight
気軽きがるfeel free
軽減けいげんreduction
軽蔑けいべつcontempt
手軽てがるeasy
軽視けいしneglect
軽快けいかいagility
軽量けいりょうlightweight
身軽みがるlight
軽薄けいはくflip
軽々しいかるがるしいthoughtless
軽度けいどmild
軽んじるかろんじるmake light of
軽微けいびslight
軽食けいしょくlight meal
軽装けいそうlight clothing
軽症けいしょうmild
軽油けいゆlight oil
軽傷けいしょうslight injury

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