Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 20:健

Meaning

In Japanese,健 means “healthy”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:すこ
Onyomi:けん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
健(すこ)やか→healthy

Onyomi:
健康(けんこう)→health

Origin:

健 = 人 + 建.
人 means “human”, 建 means “to build”.
So someone can build something, he/she must be very healthy.
So 健 means “healthy”.

Development:

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

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