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N5 Kanji Course

N5 Kanji 9: 九

Meaning of kanji 九:

In Japanese, 九 means “nine”.


How to read kanji 九:

Kunyomiここの
Onyomiきゅう、く

How to write kanji 九:


Origin of kanji 九:

The original meaning of 九 is elbow, so it looks like an elbow, right?
But now the meaning of 九 is nine and it has nothing to do with elbow, so we made a new kanji to stand for elbow, which is ひじ,you will learn it in later lessons.

Note:
You can remember 九 as “My elbow is nine inches thick”.

Development of kanji 九:


Vocabulary containing kanji 九:

WordReadingMeaning
きゅうnine (number)
九つここのつnine (counter)
九十きゅうじゅうninety
九百きゅうひゃくnine hundred
九千きゅうせんnine thousand
九月くがつSeptember

Example sentences of kanji 九:

わたしつう九時くじる。
I usually go to bed at nine o’clock.

きゅうページをひらきなさい。
Open your book to page nine.

トムはここのつのココナッツをべました。
Tom ate nine coconuts.

このネックレスはきゅうせんドルです。
This necklace costs 9,000 dollars.

今日きょうからがつまでじゅぎょうがないのがうれしいです。
I’m happy because starting today, we don’t have any school until September.

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