N4 Kanji Course

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N4 Kanji Course

Meaning

In Japanese,親 means “parent”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:おや、した
Onyomi: しん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
母親(ははおや)→mother
父親(ちちおや)→father
親(した)しい→close in relationship
 
Onyomi:
親戚(しんせき)→relative

Origin:

親=亲+見。
亲=立+木。
立 means “to stand”,木 means “tree”,見 means “to see”.
When you lost your way, your parents will worry about you, so they will stand at the tree so that they can see you. So 親 stands for “parent”.

Development:

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