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Kanji: 火 hi fire

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Think of it as sparks coming from a person.
JLPT N5: 23 / 100 | 4 Strokes


On: カ
Kun: ひ

Meaning: fire

Learn these early kanji well. Many of them are found in more complex kanji as radicals.

Stroke Order:


Examples:
花火 hana bi - fireworks [note how the hi becomes a bi ]
火花 hi bana - sparks [sometimes you can reverse kanji and get a different meaning - note here how the hana becomes bana ]
火山 ka zan - volcano [lit. fire mountain]
火曜日 ka you bi - Tuesday

Example Sentence:
あしたは火曜日です。
ashita wa kayoubi desu.
Tomorrow is Tuesday.

 

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