Kanji: 地 ground; earth

JLPT N4 | 6 Strokes

On: ち; じ
Kun:
つち

Meaning: ground; earth

Kanji Parts: 

  • 土 earth; dirt
  • 也 to be; scorpion

Mnemonic Story: 

The dirt 土 in the ground is swarming with scorpions 也.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 地下鉄【ちかてつ】 underground train; subway
  • 地震【じしん】 earthquake
  • 地球【ちきゅう】 Earth; the globe

今朝(けさ)東京(とうきょう)地震(じしん)があったらしい。

I heard there was an earthquake in Tokyo this morning.

  • 今朝 this morning
  • 東京 Tokyo
  • で at; in (Tokyo)
  • 地震 earthquake
  • あった there was
  • らしい it seems; I heard

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