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Kanji: 区 ward

JLPT N4 | 4 Strokes

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Meaning: ward

Kanji Parts: 

  • 匚 sideways container
  • 㐅 X marks the spot [originally this was a form of the number 5 五]

Mnemonic Story: 

The X-men 㐅 contained 匚 the enemy by trapping him in an alley 匚 of the ward.

Examples:

  • 区別【くべつ】 distinction; differentiation; classification
  • 地区【ちく】 district; section; sector
  • 南区【みなみく】 south district
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