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Kanji: 四 yon four

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Think of two little legs dangling in a FOUR sided box.
JLPT N5: 4 / 100 | 5 Strokes


On: シ
Kun: よん; よっ・つ

Meaning: four

 

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Examples:
yon or shi– four [both pronunciations mean “four” but they are used in different contexts.]
四級 yon kyuu4th grade
四月 shi gatsuApril [the 4th month]


四匹のねこを飼っています。
yonhiki no neko wo katteimasu.
I have four cats.

[The verb for owning/having pets is 飼うkau—not to be confused with the verb “to buy” which is 買うkau.]

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