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Kanji: 妹 younger sister

JLPT N4 | 8 Strokes

On: まい
Kun:
いもうと; いも

Meaning: younger sister

Kanji Parts: 

  • 女 woman
  • 未 not yet

Mnemonic Story: 

A younger sister is not yet 未 a woman 女.

Examples:

  • 姉妹【しまい】 sisters
  • 妹【いもうと】 younger sister
  • 兄弟姉妹【きょうだいしまい】 brothers and sisters; siblings
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