N4 Kanji Course

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N4 Kanji Course

Meaning

In Japanese,妹 means “younger sister”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:いもうと
Onyomi:まい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
妹(いもうと)→younger sister
 
Onyomi:
姉妹(しまい)→sisters

Origin:

妹=女+未。
女 means “woman”, 未 means “not”.
You are not seeing your younger sister as a woman who can be your girlfriend because it’s your younger sister. So 妹 stands for “younger sister”.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.
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