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Kanji: 姉 older sister

JLPT N4 | 8 Strokes

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Kun:
あね

Meaning: older sister

Kanji Parts: 

  • 女 woman
  • 市 market

Mnemonic Story: 

The elder sister is a woman 女 who goes to the market 市 in the city.

Examples:

  • 姉妹【しまい】 sisters
  • お姉さん【おねえさん】 older sister; miss; young lady
  • 兄弟姉妹【きょうだいしまい】 brothers and sisters; siblings
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