Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 27:匹

Meaning

In Japanese,匹 is “counter for small animals”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:ひき
Onyomi:ひつ

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
一匹(いっぴき)の犬(いぬ)→a dog
一匹(いっぴき)のネコ→a cat

Onyomi:
匹敵(ひってき)する→to match

Origin:

You can see some cloth here. You need to use the cloth to make clothes for small animals.
So 匹 is “counter for small animals”. 

Development:

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

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