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Kanji 60: 北

Meaning:

In Japanese, 北 means “north”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiきた
Onyomiほく

How to write it:


Origin:

The original meaning of 北 is “back”.
And then it is used to stand for direction.
You can see two people standing back to back.
So you can remember it by “There are two people standing back to back in the north”.


Development:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Basicきたnorth
Inter北朝鮮きたちょうせんNorth Korea
Inter南北なんぼくnorth and south
Inter北部ほくぶnorth
Adv敗北はいぼくdefeat
Adv北方ほっぽうnorth
Adv北側きたがわnorth side
Adv北西ほくせいnorthwest
Adv北東ほくとうnortheast
S_Adv以北いほくnorth
Others北口きたぐちnorth exit
Others北向ききたむきfacing north
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One thought on “Kanji 60: 北

  1. 飛鳥は日本の北に行った。Asuka went to the North of Japan.
    ジャシカは道の北に行った。Jessica went to the north of the road.
    部屋の南は汚くないけど部屋の北はきたないです。It is not dirty in the south of the room, but it is in the north of it.

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