Japanese Learning

N5 Kanji 57:東

Meaning

In Japanese, 東 means “east”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:ひがし
Onyomi:とう

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
東口(ひがしぐち)→east exit

Onyomi:
東京(とうきょう)→Tokyo

Origin:

The origin meaning of 東 is “bag”. And then it is used to stand for direction. You can remember it by “There is a bag in the east”.

Development:

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

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