Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 134:代

Meaning

In Japanese, 代 means “to replace”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:か
Onyomi:だい、たい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
代(か)わる→to replace

Onyomi:
代表(だいひょう)→representative
代謝(たいしゃ)→metabolism

Origin:

You can see a man and a timber,the timber is used to tether the animals.
So it should be replaced often.
So 代 stands for “to replace”.

Development:

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

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