Japanese Learning

N4 Kanji 9:短

Meaning

In Japanese, 短 means “short”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi: みじか
Onyomi: たん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
短(みじか)い→short

Onyomi:
短小(たんしょう)→short

Origin:

You can see an arrow, an arrow is the standard of short things. So if something is shorter than an arrow, then we can say this thing is short.
So it stands for “short”.

Development:

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

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