Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 79:変

Meaning

 In Japanese,変 means “to change”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:か
Onyomi:へん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
名前(なまえ)を変(か)える→to change the name
世界(せかい)が変(か)わった→The world has changed

Onyomi:
変化(へんか)→change
変(へん)な人(ひと)→weird person

Origin:

You can see someone holding something.
It’s a toy. You can make a sound by shaking it. You shake it, you change the position of it.
So 変 means “to change”. 

Note: There are some difference between Chinese kanji and Japanese kanji. You should use Japanese kanji. (Which has a 亦 above.)

Development:

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

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