Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 53:弟

Meaning

In Japanese,弟 means “younger brother”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:おとうと
Onyomi:だい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
弟(おとうと)→younger brother

Onyomi:
兄弟(きょうだい)→ brothers

Origin:

You can see a tree and the rope. Your younger brother is very naughty, so in order to punish him, you use the rope to tie up him for a while.
So 弟 stands for “younger brother”.

Development:

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

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