Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 55:親

Meaning

In Japanese,親 means “parent”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:おや、した
Onyomi: しん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
母親(ははおや)→mother
父親(ちちおや)→father
親(した)しい→close in relationship

Onyomi:
親戚(しんせき)→relative

Origin:

親=亲+見。
亲=立+木。
立 means “to stand”,木 means “tree”,見 means “to see”.
When you lost your way, your parents will worry about you, so they will stand at the tree so that they can see you.
So 親 stands for “parent”.

Development:

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

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