Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 120:役

Meaning

In Japanese,役 means “service”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used
Onyomi:やく、えき

How to write it:

How to use it:

Onyomi:
役員(やくいん)→officer
兵役(へいえき)→military service

Origin:

You can see that a man is providing the service to others.
So 役 means “service”.

Development:

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

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