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Kanji: 八 hachi eight

If you have studied katakana, you will notice this looks like “ha.” So HAchi = 8
JLPT N5: 8 / 100 | 2 Strokes

On: ハチ
Kun: やっ・つ
Meaning:
eight

Mnemonics: A person 人 cut in HAlf 八 for HAchi.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • (はち) eight
  • 八年間(はちねんかん) eight years
  • 八月(はちがつ) August [the 8th month]


今月(こんげつ)二十八日(にじゅうはちにち)(わたし)誕生日(たんじょうび)です。

The 28th of this month is my birthday.

  • 今月 this month [今 (now) + 月 (month; moon)]
  • 二十八日 28th (of the month)
  • 私の my 
  • 誕生日 birthday [誕 (nativity) + 生 (life) + 日 (day)]

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