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Kanji: 低 low; short; humble

JLPT N4 | 7 Strokes

On:  てい
Kun:
ひく.い

Meaning: low; short; humble

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亻 person [variation of 人]
  • 氏 family name; clan
  • 一 one

Mnemonic Story: 

A person 人 is lowered in social standing when someone takes his name 氏 card and throws it on the ground 一.

Examples:

  • 最低【さいてい】 least; lowest; worst
  • 低気圧【ていきあつ】 low (atmospheric) pressure; low-pressure system
  • 低温【ていおん】 low temperature

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