Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 140:挙

Meaning

In Japanese,挙 means “to raise”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:あ
Onyomi:きょ

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
手(て)を挙(あ)げる→to raise one’s hand

Onyomi:
選挙(せんきょ)→election

Origin:

It’s hard to remember this kanji by its origin because it changed too much.
However, I will think of a way to help you remember it.
You can see a 手(Which means “hand”) in 挙.
You use your hand to raise something.
So 挙 means “to raise”.

Note: Below is the origin and development of the kanji 手.

Development:

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

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