Kanji: 堂 public chamber; hall

JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes

On: どう
Kun:

Meaning: public chamber; hall

Kanji Parts: 

  • ⺌ small (a variation of 小 found at the top of kanji)
  • 冖 cover; crown
  • 口 mouth; opening
  • 土 earth; dirt

Mnemonic Story: 

The palace hallway displayed a small ⺌ crown 冖 on a big mouth 口 on the ground 土

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 食堂【しょくどう】 dining room; cafeteria
  • 正々堂々【せいせいどうどう】 fair and square; open and aboveboard
  • 堂に入る【どうにいる】 to become an expert; to be a master at

(かれ)正々堂々(せいせいどうどう)(たたか)った。

He fought fair and square.

  • 彼 he
  • 正々堂々 fair and square; open and aboveboard
  • と with (quotation particle that shows means: how he fought)
  • 戦った fought; battled

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