Kanji: 動 move

JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes

On:  どう
Kun:
うご.く; うご.かす

Meaning: move

Kanji Parts: 

  • 重 heavy [further broken down with 千 (1,000) and 里 ri (old Japanese unit of distance about 2.44 miles)]
  • 力 power

Mnemonic Story: 

Heavy 重 things require power 力 to move 動. [compare with 働 (to work)]

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 動物【どうぶつ】 animal
  • 自動車【じどうしゃ】 car; automobile
  • 運動【うんどう】 exercise; physical training

運動(うんどう)は、ストレス解消(かいしょう)になる。

Exercise is a great stress reliever.

  • 運動 exercise
  • ストレス解消 stress relief
  • になる to become

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