Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 100:査

Meaning

In Japanese,査 means “to investigate”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used
Onyomi:さ

How to write it:

How to use it:

Onyomi:
捜査(そうさ)する→to investigate

Origin:

You can see a tree and a sun here. You need the sun to investigate the tree so that you can see the tree clearly.
So 査 means “to investigate”. 

Note: There is some difference between Chinese kanji and Japanese kanji, you should use Japanese kanji. (Below is 且, not 旦)

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.

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