Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 171:胸

Meaning

In Japanese,胸 means “chest”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:むね
Onyomi:きょう

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
胸(むね)が高(たか)鳴(な)る→heart beat fast.

Onyomi:
度胸(どきょう)→courage

Origin:

You can see a man and the meat here.
The chest is part of a man and the chest is the meat.
So 胸 means “chest”.

Development:

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

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