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Kanji: 屋 roof; house; shop; dealer

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

On: おく
Kun:

Meaning: roof; house; shop; dealer

Kanji Parts: 

  • 尸 flag; corpse
  • 至 arrive; reach (goal)
  • 厶 private; katakana mu; flexed muscles
  • 土 ground; earth

Mnemonic Story: 

The roof of the shop has a big flag 尸 showing customers they have arrived 至 at Mu's 厶 dirt 土 shop.

Examples:

  • 部屋【へや】 room; chamber
  • 八百屋【やおや】 fruit and vegetable shop
  • 屋根【やね】 roof
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