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.

Stroke Order:

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

(いもうと)はまだ12(さい)だ。

My younger sister is still (only) 12.

  • 妹 younger sister
  • まだ not yet; still
  • 12才 age 12 [the kanji can also be 歳; both are used]
  • だ。

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