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N4 Kanji 50: 兄

Meaning of kanji 兄:

In Japanese, 兄 means “older brother”.


How to read kanji 兄:

Kunyomiあに
Onyomiきょう

How to write kanji 兄:


Origin of kanji 兄:

You can see that a man is opening his mouth.
It means that your older brother often asks you to do something for him.
So 兄 stands for “older brother”.


Development of kanji 兄:


Vocabulary containing kanji 兄:

WordReadingMeaning
あにolder brother
お兄さんおにいさんolder brother
兄弟きょうだいbrothers
従兄弟いとこcousin
兄貴あにきbig brother
義兄ぎけいbrother-in-law
兄嫁あによめbrother's wife

Note:

にいさん is a special case. Just remember it directly!

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