Japanese Learning

N5 Kanji 44:今

Meaning

In Japanese, 今 means “now”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:いま
Onyomi:こん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
今(いま)すぐいきます→I will go now

Onyomi:
今週(こんしゅう)→this week

Origin:

The origin meaning of 今 is “have something in the mouth”.Now its origin meaning has gone for unknown reasons and it stands for “now”. So you can remember it by “I am having something in the mouth now”

Development:

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

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