Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 273:線


In Japanese,線 means “line”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used

How to write it:

How to use it:

直線(ちょくせん)→straight line


It’s hard to remember this kanji by the origin.
However, I will think of a way to help you.

せんいといずみいと means “thread” and いずみ means “spring”.
So you can remember this kanji by The spring is just like many threads/lines.

So せん means “line”.(Below is the origin and development of the kanji いずみ, which is the main part of せん)


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

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