Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 327:返

Meaning

In Japanese,返 means “to return”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:かえ
Onyomi:へん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
本(ほん)を返(かえ)す→to return the book

Onyomi:
返却(へんきゃく)する→to return

Origin:

You can see a 反 in 返, 反 means “to oppose”. So you can remember this kanji by “My parents opposed the idea of me studying abroad so I don’t want to return home.”

Note: Below is the origin and development of kanji 反.

Development:

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

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