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Kanji: 待 wait

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

On: たい
Kun:
ま.つ

Meaning: wait

Kanji Parts: 

  • 彳 a step; walk slowly
  • 寺 temple [土 (earth) 寸 (a little bit; an inch)]

Mnemonic Story: 

Step 彳 toward the temple 寺 and wait for me there.

Examples:

  • 期待【きたい】 expectation; anticipation; hope
  • 招待【しょうたい】 invitation
  • 待合室【まちあいしつ】 waiting room
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