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Kanji: 兄 older brother

JLPT N4 | 5 Strokes

On: けい; きょう
Kun:
あに; え

Meaning: older brother

Kanji Parts: 

  • 口 mouth; opening
  • 儿 legs

Mnemonic Story: 

My older brother is like a walking 儿 mouth 口. All he does is eats.

Examples:

  • 兄弟【きょうだい】 siblings; brothers and sisters
  • お兄さん【おにいさん】 older brother
  • 長兄【ちょうけい】 eldest brother
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