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Kanji: 作 make

JLPT N4 | 7 Strokes

On:  さく; さ
Kun:
つく.る

Meaning: make

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亻 person [variation of 人]
  • 乍 a saw (In Chinese, this means ""a short while ago"" or ""suddenly"")

Mnemonic Story: 

A person 亻 uses a saw 乍 to make many things.

Examples:

  • 作文【さくぶん】 writing; essay; composition
  • 作家【さっか】 author; writer; novelist; artist
  • 作品【さくひん】 work (book, film, etc.); performance; production

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