Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 273:線

Meaning

In Japanese,線 means “line”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used
Onyomi:せん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Onyomi:
直線(ちょくせん)→straight line

Origin:

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)

Development:

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

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