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N5 Kanji 44: 今

Meaning of kanji 今:

In Japanese, 今 means “now”.


How to read kanji 今:

Kunyomiいま
Onyomiこん

How to write kanji 今:


Origin of kanji 今:

You can see a mouth here.
So you can remember this kanji by
“You can speak now”.


Development of kanji 今:


Vocabulary containing kanji 今:

WordReadingMeaning
いまnow
今日きょうtoday
今年ことしthis year
今朝けさthis morning
今月こんげつthis month
今晩こんばんtonight
今週こんしゅうthis week
今度こんどnow
今夜こんやtonight
今回こんかいthis time
今後こんごfrom now on
今更いまさらat this late hour
今頃いまごろthis time
今時いまどきthese days

Example Sentences of kanji 今:

今日きょうはとてもあつい。
It is very hot today.

彼女かのじょいま第一線だいいっせん活躍かつやくしている。
She’s still active in the front lines now.

りょうこくいまへいじょうたいにあります。
Both countries are now at peace.

今日きょう5日いつか連続れんぞくかぶらくだ。
This is the fifth consecutive day of decline of stock prices.

かれいまコートでテニスをしています。
He is now playing tennis on the court.

Notes:

①「今日(きょう)」、「今年(ことし)」and 「今朝(けさ)」 are special cases, just remember them directly!
②N5 words containing kanji 今: 今日、今、今朝、今晩、今年、今月、今週.

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