Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 218:鉱

Meaning

In Japanese,鉱 means “ore”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used
Onyomi:こう

How to write it:

How to use it:

Onyomi:
鉱石(こうせき)→ore

Origin:

It’s hard to remember this kanji by its origin.
However, you can remember this kanji this way,
鉱=金+広, 金 means “gold”, it stands for metal. And 広 means “wide”.
The ore is widespread.
So 鉱 means “ore”.

Note: Below is the origin and development of kanji 金.

Development:

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

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