N5 Kanji Course

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N5 Kanji Course

Meaning

In Japanese, 毎 means “every”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:ごと
Onyomi:まい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
三日(みっか)毎(ごと)→every three days
 
Onyomi:
毎日(まいにち)→every day
毎週(まいしゅう)→every week
毎月(まいつき)→every month
毎年(まいとし)→every year

Origin:

You can see a woman who is wearing hairpin. So you can remember it as “This lady is wearing hairpin every day”.
Note: Be careful in Chinese 毎 is written as 每,but in Japanese it is 毎,it is a little bit different,don’t make the mistake when you write them.Kanji comes from China but when it came to Japan, some kanji changed for unknown reasons.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.
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  1. Hi! My teachers at university used to prenounce毎月 as まいつき instead of まいげつ。Is there any nuance in meaning?

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      Both are right, but まいつき is more often used, so I changed it to まいつき

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  2. very interesting history, i am loving this website very much! 😀
    Ty!

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      Glad to hear that😊😊

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  3. Why does google translate “every 3 days” as さんびごと (i think) and not みっかごと?which is often used?

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      さんび is never used.

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  4. I see, thank you!

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