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N5 Kanji 78: 貝

Meaning of kanji 貝:

In Japanese, 貝 means “shell”.


How to read kanji 貝:

Kunyomiかい
OnyomiNot often used

How to write kanji 貝:


Origin of kanji 貝:

You can see the shell here.
So 貝 means “shell”.


Development of kanji 貝:


Vocabulary containing kanji 貝:

WordReadingMeaning
かいshell; shellfish
貝類かいるいshellfish
貝殻かいがらseashell
貝柱 かいばしらadductor muscle
赤貝あかがいblood clam
鳥貝 とりがいcockle
コンク貝コンクがいconch
ミル貝ミルがいgiant clam
マテ貝マテがいrazor clam
ムール貝ムールがいmussel
ホタテ貝ホタテがいscallop

Example Sentences of kanji 貝:

かいきではない。
I don’t like shellfish.

今日きょうはホタテがいがおどくですよ。
Scallops are on sale today.

うみれい貝殻かいがらひろった。
I picked up a pretty shell at the seaside.

ムールがいきですか?
Do you like mussels?

彼女かのじょうみ貝殻かいがらっています。
She sells seashells by the seashore.

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