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N5 Kanji 11: 百

Meaning of kanji 百:

In Japanese, 百 means “hundred”.


How to read kanji 百:

KunyomiNot often used
Onyomiひゃく

How to write kanji 百:


Origin of kanji 百:

一 + 白 = 百。
You can see 白 is a candle here.
If you have a candle,your room will become bright,which is white,so 白 means “white”.
And in Chinese,The pronunciation of 白 is similar to 百,so we add a line on top of 白 to create 百.

Note:
You can remember this kanji by
“It took me one dollar to buy this candle, and I sold it for 100 dollars.”

Development of kanji 百:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
ひゃくhundred
二百にひゃくtwo hundred
三百さんびゃくthree hundred
四百よんひゃくfour hundred
五百ごひゃくfive hundred

Example Sentences of kanji 百:

チケットはひゃくユーロだ。
The ticket costs 100 euros.

わたしかれからひゃくえんりている。
I owe him 100 yen.

わたし税金ぜいきんひゃくドルはらった。
I paid two hundred dollars in taxes.

わたしはページをひゃくまい印刷いんさつする。
I print 100 pages.

ちゅうにはなんびゃくまんものほしがある。
There are millions of stars in the universe.

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