Japanese Learning

N2 Kanji 74:憎

Meaning

In Japanese,憎 means “to hate”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:にく
Onyomi:ぞう

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
憎(にく)む→to hate

Onyomi:
愛憎(あいぞう)→love and hate

Origin:

You can see the heart and the steam. When you hate something, your emotion will come out of your heart just like steam.
So 憎 means “to hate”.

Development:

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

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