N5 Kanji Course

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N5 Kanji Course

Meaning:

In Japanese,四 means “four”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiよっ、よ、よん
Onyomi

How to write it:


Origin:

Maybe you will wonder why we don’t use four lines to stand for “four”, but it looks bad.
So we use another kanji means “the nose is watering” to stand for “four”.

It’s pretty hard to explain the reason, but our purpose is to remember this kanji, so you can remember this as “My nose is watering for four days”.

Development:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
し、よんfour (number)
四つよっつfour (counter)
四十よんじゅうforty
四百よんひゃくfour hundred
四千よんせんfour thousand
四月しがつApril
四方しほうall sides
四季しきfour seasons
四角いしかくいsquare
四肢ししlimb

Examples:

正方形せいほうけいにはよっへんがある。
A square has four sides.

わたしよんじゅうさいです。
I’m forty years old.

よんひゃくドルをしてください。
Please lend me 400 dollars.

この学校がっこう四千よんせんにんいます。
This school has 4,000 students.

ほんほううみかこまれている。
Japan is bounded by water on every side.
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