N5 Kanji Course

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N5 Kanji Course

Meaning

In Japanese, 外 means “outside”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:そと
Onyomi:がい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
外(そと)に出(で)る→go outside
 
Onyomi:
外部(がいぶ)→external

Origin:

外=夕+卜。 夕 means the night.卜 means divination. Usually, divination event is held up in the day. So if you hold up the event at night, you will be an outsider, and will be driven out of the organization. So it stands for “outside”.

Development:

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