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N4 Kanji 52: 姉

Meaning of kanji 姉:

In Japanese, 姉 means “older sister”.


How to read kanji 姉:

Kunyomiあね
Onyomi

How to write kanji 姉:


Origin of kanji 姉:

It’s hard to remember kanji 姉 by its origin.
Below is 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 “older sister”.

Vocabulary containing kanji 姉:

WordReadingMeaning
あねolder sister
お姉さんおねえさんolder sister
姉妹しまいsisters
義姉ぎしsister-in-law
姉弟きょうだいsiblings
従姉いとこcousin
姉貴あねきsis
実姉じっしreal older sister
姉婿あねむこbrother-in-law

Note:

ねえさん is an exception. Just remember it directly!

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