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N4 Kanji 72: 民

Meaning:

In Japanese, 民 means “people”.


How to read it:

KunyomiNot often used
Onyomiみん

How to write it:


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:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
市民しみんcitizen
国民こくみんpeople
民族みんぞくpeople
住民じゅうみんresident
民主みんしゅdemocracy
民間みんかんprivate
農民のうみんfarmer
民衆みんしゅうpeople
植民地しょくみんちcolony
人民じんみんpeople
移民いみんimmigrant
庶民しょみんcommon people
民法みんぽうcivil law
民営みんえいprivate
難民なんみんrefugees
民家みんかprivate house
民俗みんぞくfolk
公民こうみんcitizen
民事みんじcivil affairs
民権みんけんcivil rights
島民とうみんislanders
平民へいみんcommoner
民生みんせいcivilian
漁民ぎょみんfisherman
民謡みんようfolk song
貧民ひんみんpoor people
村民そんみんvillager
民宿みんしゅくguest house
民話みんわfolk tale
都民とみんcitizens
民意みんいpublic opinion
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