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Kanji: 帰 return home; homecoming; arrive at

JLPT N4 | 10 Strokes

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Kun:
かえ.る; かえ.す

Meaning: return home; homecoming; arrive at

Kanji Parts: 

  • 刂 knife; sword
  • ヨ broom; katakana YO
  • 冖 cover; crown
  • 巾 hanging scroll; cloth; towel

Mnemonic Story: 

The homecoming parade is pretty sexist. The homecoming king gets a fancy sword 刂, but the homecoming queen gets a broom ヨ and apron 巾 with her crown 冖.

Examples:

  • 帰宅【きたく】 returning home
  • 日帰り【ひがえり】 day trip
  • 持ち帰り【もちかえり】 takeout (food)
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