Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 28:占

Meaning

In Japanese,占 means “to predict”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:うらな、し
Onyomi:せん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
占(うらな)う→to predict
占(し)める→to account for

Onyomi:
市場(しじょう)を独占(どくせん)する→to conquer the market

Origin:

You can see the turtle shell here.
Long time ago, people use turtle shell to predict something.
So 占 means “to predict”. 

Development:

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

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