Japanese Learning

N5 Kanji 8:八

Meaning

In Japanese,八 means “eight”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:やっ、よう
Onyomi:はち

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
八つ(やっつ)→eight
八日(ようか)→eight days

Onyomi:
八時間(はちじかん)→eight hours
八月(はちがつ)→August
八人(はちにん)→eight people

Origin:

The original meaning of 八 is to cut something(like a watermelon)to two parts,so it just looks like two slices of watermelon,so you can remember it by “I cut a eight dollars watermelon to two parts”.

Development:

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

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