N4 Kanji Course

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Meaning:

In Japanese, 妹 means “younger sister”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiいもうと
Onyomiまい

How to write it:


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:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Basicいもうとsister
Inter姉妹しまいsisters
S_Adv義妹ぎまいsister-in-law
Others弟妹ていまいbrother and sister
Others従妹いとこcousin
Others妹婿いもうとむこhusband of younger sister
Others実妹じつまいreal younger sister
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