Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 157:試

Meaning

In Japanese,試 means “to try”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:こころ、ため
Onyomi:し

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
試(こころ)みる→to try
試(ため)す→to try

Onyomi:
試験(しけん)→exam

Origin:

You can see a mouth, a tree and an ax. 
You can remember 試 by “Someone says that he will try to cut the tree with this ax.”
So 試 stands for “to try”.

Development:

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

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