Kanji: 三 san three
Three lines = 3
JLPT N5: 3 / 100 | 3 Strokes
Mnemonics: Three lines for number three. While still easy, technically, 三 is three times the difficulty of 一.
Write the three strokes from top to bottom. Remember, the middle is shorter.
- 三 three
- 三角 triangle
- 三月 March [the 3rd month]
I’m going to Japan in March.
- 三月 March [the months are easy in Japanese: a number + gatsu]
- に in (March)
- 日本に to Japan [notice the different meaning of the two に particles; they both show direction of some kind: in March and to Japan]
- 行きます to go [polite form of 行く (to go)]