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N5 Kanji 104: 聞

Meaning of kanji 聞:

In Japanese, 聞 means “to listen; to ask”.


How to read kanji 聞:

Kunyomi
Onyomiぶん、もん

How to write kanji 聞:


Origin of kanji 聞:

You can see a man listening to something, so 聞 stands for “to listen”.
And when you listen to the answer, it means that you asked something, so 聞 also stands for “to ask”.


Development of kanji 聞:


Note:

You can see the particle before く to judge the meaning.

For example:

かれいた:I asked him.

かれからいた:I heard from him.

Vocabulary containing kanji 聞:

WordReadingMeaning
聞くきくto listen; to ask
新聞しんぶんnewspaper
聞こえるきこえるto be able to hear
言い聞かせるいいきかせるto tell
聞き取るききとるto understand
聞き出すききだすto ask
聞き返すききかえすto ask back
聞き手ききてlistener
聞き入れるききいれるto listen to
見聞けんぶんobservation
聞き流すききながすto ignore
未聞みもんunheard of
伝聞でんぶんhearsay

Example Sentences of kanji 聞:

かれ無事ぶじだといて、わたし安心あんしんした。
I was relieved to hear that he was safe.

だれぼくけんなどきたがらない。
No one wants to listen to my opinions.

新聞しんぶんのこれるだろうか。
Will newspapers be able to survive?

はなしかせてくれ。
I want a full report though.

かれろんれるような人間にんげんではない。
He is not the kind of person who is open to discussion.

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One thought on “N5 Kanji 104: 聞

  1. 新聞はどこにでしょう?Where could be the newspaper?

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