Kanji: 員 member; employee

JLPT N4 | 10 Strokes

On: いん
Kun:

Meaning: member; employee

Kanji Parts: 

  • 口 mouth; opening
  • 貝 shellfish; shells; money

Mnemonic Story: 

Each member who speaks with her mouth 口 must first shell 貝 out some money.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 公務員【こうむいん】 government worker; public servant
  • 店員【てんいん】 employee (of a store); clerk
  • 全員【ぜんいん】 all members; everyone; all hands

あの()は、公務員(こうむいん)になるのが(ゆめ)だと(はな)した。

That boy told me that his dream was to become a public servant.

  • あの that
  • 子 child; boy; girl
  • 公務員 public servant; government worker
  • になる to become
  • のが regarding that [の nominalizes the previous and acts as a pronoun for the entire phrase]
  • 夢 dream
  • だ is
  • と話した said

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