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Kanji: 本 hon Book

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Just as the kanji is made from ki ( 木 ) so is a book made from trees.
JLPT N5: 28 / 100 | 5 Strokes


On:
Kun: ほん

Meaning: book; counter for long, slender objects

In Japan, you will often see large signs with just this kanji to indicate bookstores.

Stroke Order:


Examples:
日本 ni hon - Japan
絵本 e hon - a picture book (for children)
本 hon - a book
本屋 hon ya - bookstore

Example Sentence:
本屋はどこですか?
honya wa doko desu ka?
Where is a bookstore?

 

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