Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 139:指

Meaning

In Japanese,指 means “finger”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:ゆび、さ
Onyomi:し

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
指(ゆび)→finger
指(さ)す→to point to

Onyomi:
指示(しじ)→command

Origin:

You can see a hand and a mouth.
Long time ago, there was no chopsticks.
So people used their fingers to eat something.
So 指 means “finger”.

Development:

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

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