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Kanji: 光 light

JLPT N4 | 6 Strokes

On:  こう
Kun:
ひかり; ひか.る

Meaning: light

Kanji Parts: 

  • ⺌ small (a variation of 小 found at the top of kanji)
  • 一 one; floor
  • 儿 legs

Mnemonic Story: 

A small ⺌ ray of light hit the floor 一 and danced like legs 儿.

Examples:

  • 観光【かんこう】 sightseeing; tourism
  • 光景【こうけい】 scene; spectacle; view; sight
  • 光年【こうねん】 (a) light year

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