N4 Kanji Course

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N4 Kanji Course

N4 Kanji 14: 近

Meaning of kanji 近:

In Japanese, 近 means “close(adjective)”.


How to read kanji 近:

Kunyomiちか
Onyomiきん

How to write kanji 近:


Origin of kanji 近:

You can see a foot and an ax, when you are cutting trees, you need to be close to the tree, right?
So 近 stands for “close”.


Development of kanji 近:


Vocabulary containing kanji 近:

WordReadingMeaning
近いちかいclose
近くちかくnearby
最近さいきんrecently
近所きんじょneighborhood
近代きんだいmodern
近付くちかづくto approach
付近ふきんnearby
近年きんねんrecent years
身近みぢかclose
接近せっきんapproaching
近付けるちかづけるto bring near
近頃ちかごろrecently
近隣きんりんneighborhood
間近まぢかnearby
近寄るちかよるto get closer
近郊きんこうsuburbs
近辺きんぺんnearby
側近そっきんaide
近親きんしんclose relative
近道ちかみちshortcut
近々ちかぢかsoon
近似きんじapproximation
近視きんしmyopia
近況きんきょうrecent situation
至近しきんvery close
直近ちょっきんmost recent

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