Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 75:坂

Meaning

In Japanese,坂 means “hill/slope”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:さか
Onyomi:Not often used

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
坂(さか)の上(うえ)→at the top of a hill.

Origin:

坂=土+反.
土 means “soil”. 反 means “to oppose”.
So you can remember this kanji by
“The project that needs to build a new building in the hill is opposed strongly by people.”

Note: Below is the origin and development of kanji 反,You can see that a man is falling from cliff.
So you can remember 反 by “A man who is opposed the emperor will be thrown from a cliff.”

Development:

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

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