Kanji: 代 substitute

JLPT N4 | 5 Strokes

On:  だい; たい
Kun:
か.わる; よ

Meaning: substitute

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亻 person [variation of 人]
  • 弋 arrow; shoot

Mnemonic Story: 

The daimyou substituted more people 亻 for arrows 弋 since arrows are cheaper.

Stroke Order: 

Examples:

  • 代名詞【だいめいし】 pronoun
  • 時代【じだい】 period; epoch; era; age
  • 古代【こだい】 ancient times; distant past; antiquity

古代(こだい)には恐竜(きょうりゅう)がいたらしい。

It seems there were dinosaurs in ancient times.

  • 古代 ancient times; antiquity
  • には as for in (ancient times)
  • 恐竜 dinosaur
  • いた there was; there lived
  •  らしい   it seems; I hear

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