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Kanji: 京 capital

JLPT N4 | 8 Strokes

On: きょう; けい; きん
Kun:
みやこ

Meaning: capital

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亠 lid
  • 口 mouth
  • 小 small

Mnemonic Story: 

When you are in the capital, but you have a small 小 amount of money, you should put a lid 亠 on your mouth 口.

Examples:

  • 東京【とうきょう】 Tokyo
  • 京都【きょうと】 Kyoto
  • 北京【ぺきん】 Beijing; Peking
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