N4 Kanji Course

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Kanji Course
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N4 Kanji Course

Meaning

In Japanese,姉 means “elder sister”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:あね
Onyomi:し

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
姉(あね)→elder sister
Onyomi: 姉妹(しまい)→sisters

Origin:

It’s hard to remember this kanji by its origin. However, I will think of a way to help you remember it.
姉=女+市。
女 means “woman”,市 means “market”.
When you were small,it’s your elder sister that buy something for you in the market, because your parents are busy. So 姉 stands for “elder sister”.
Now you can remember it easier.
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