Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 194:治

Meaning

In Japanese,治 means “to govern”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:おさ、なお
Onyomi:じ、ち

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
治(おさ)める→to govern
治(なお)る→to cure

Onyomi:
政治(せいじ)→politics
統治(とうち)→governance

Origin:

The original meaning of  治 is to govern the river. So you can see a river and a mouth here. 
 Now this kanji is only used to represent  “to govern”.

Development:

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

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