N4 Kanji Course

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Kanji Course
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N4 Kanji Course

Meaning

In Japanese, 民 means “people”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used
Onyomi:みん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Onyomi:
国民(こくみん)→citizen

Origin:

The original meaning of 民 is “slave”.
In ancient China, the tyrant will make his people become his slaves. You can see someone using the knife to stick the eyes of someone in order to make him obey. So 民 stands for “people”.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.
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