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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.

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
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