Kanji: 借 borrow

JLPT N4 | 10 Strokes

On:  しゃく
Kun:
か.りる

Meaning: borrow

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亻 person [variation of 人]
  • 廾 twenty (two tens 十); the H-shaped radical
  • 一 one
  • 日 sun; day

Mnemonic Story: 

A person 亻 has to borrow one 一 twenty 廾 dollar bill for a day 日.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 借金【しゃっきん】 debt; loan; borrowing money
  • 借り手【かりて】 borrower; debtor; tenant
  • 猫の手も借りたい【ねこのてもかりたい】 extremely busy; wanting even the help of a cat

とても(いそが)しいので、(ねこ)()()りたい気分(きぶん)だ。

I'm so busy, I feel I could even use the help of a cat.

  • とても very
  • 忙しい busy
  • ので because of that
  • 猫の手 hand (paw) of a cat
  • も even
  • 借りたい want to borrow
  • 気分 feeling

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