Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 126:息

Meaning

In Japanese,息 means “to breath”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:いき
Onyomi:そく

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
息(いき)を吸(す)う→to inhale
息(いき)を吐(は)く→to exhale

Onyomi:
休息(きゅうそく)→rest/break

Origin:

You can see a nose and a heart. It means that you need to breath with your nose so that your heart can have a rest.

Development:

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

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