Kanji: 元 origin

JLPT N4 | 4 Strokes

On:  げん; がん
Kun:
もと

Meaning: origin

Kanji Parts: 

  • 二 two
  • 儿 legs

Mnemonic Story: 

From the beginning, the doers were those who got up on their own two 二 feet 儿 and did.

Stroke Order: 

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Examples:

  • 地元【じもと】 local; hometown
  • 元気【げんき】 lively; full of spirit; in good health
  • 元々【もともと】 originally; from the start

元気(げんき)ですか?

How are you?

  • 元気【げんき】 lively; full of spirit; in good health
  • です is; are
  • か (question marker)

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