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N4 Kanji 53: 弟

Meaning of kanji 弟:

In Japanese, 弟 means “younger brother”.


How to read kanji 弟:

Kunyomiおとうと
Onyomiてい、だい、で

How to write kanji 弟:


Origin of kanji 弟:

You can see a tree and a rope here.
Your younger brother is very naughty, so in order to punish him, you use the rope to tie up him for a while.
So kanji 弟 stands for “younger brother”.


Development of kanji 弟:


Vocabulary containing kanji 弟:

WordReadingMeaning
おとうとyounger brother
兄弟きょうだいbrothers
弟子でしdisciple
従兄弟いとこcousin
義弟ぎていbrother-in-law
弟妹ていまいbrother and sister
実弟じっていreal younger brother

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