Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 221:玉

Meaning

In Japanese,玉 means “ball”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:たま
Onyomi:Not often used

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
くす玉(だま)→paper ball

Origin:

You can see they are circles. When you see the ball, it’s a circle too.
So 玉 means “ball”.

Development:

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

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