Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 5:悪

Meaning

In Japanese,悪 means “bad”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:わる
Onyomi:あく

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
悪(わる)い→bad

Onyomi:
悪意(あくい)→malice

Origin:

It’s hard to remember this kanji by its origin.
However, I will think of a way to help you remember this kanji easier.

悪=亜+心,亜 looks like a dumbbell,心 means “heart”,when a man’s heart is as heavy as a dumbbell, it will be not good. So it stands for “bad”.

Now you can remember it easier.

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