Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 13:軽

Meaning

In Japanese,軽 means “light”(the adjective, means “not heavy”).

How to read it:

Kunyomi:かる
Onyomi:けい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
軽(かる)い→light

Onyomi:
軽減する→to reduce

Origin:

It will be hard to remember 軽 by its origin because it’s changed too much.
However, I will find a way myself to help you remember it.
軽=車+圣,車 means “car”, and 圣 means “holy”, holy’s car must be very light because it can fly.So it stands for “light”.

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

Development:

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

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