Japanese Learning

N5 Kanji 59:西

Meaning

In Japanese, 西 means “west”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:にし
Onyomi:さい、せい

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
西口(にしぐち)→west exit

Onyomi:
関西(かんさい)→Kansai
西洋(せいよう)→Western

Origin:

The origin meaning of 西 is “perch” and it looks like a bird’s nest. And then it is used to stand for direction. You can remember it by “There is a bird’s nest in the west”.

Development:

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

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