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N4 Kanji 156: 薬

Meaning:

In Japanese, 薬 means “medicine”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiくすり
Onyomiやく

How to write it:


Origin:

薬 = 艹 + 楽
艹 is a radical that means grass. 楽 means happy.
The medicine is made of grass and when you take medicine, you will feel happy.
So 薬 stands for “medicine”.

Note:
There is a little difference between Chinese Kanji and Japanese Kanji, please be careful.

Development:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
くすりmedicine
麻薬まやくdrug
薬物やくぶつdrug
農薬のうやくpesticide
薬品やくひんmedicine
薬局やっきょくpharmacy
医薬いやくmedicine
薬剤やくざいdrug
製薬せいやくpharmaceutical
弾薬だんやくammunition
火薬かやくgunpowder
薬草やくそうmedicinal herb
薬缶やかんkettle
薬師やくしpharmacist
薬指くすりゆびring finger
目薬めぐすりeye drops
投薬するとうやくするto medicate
毒薬どくやくpoison
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