Kanji: 急 hurry

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

On: きゅう
Kun:
いそ.ぐ

Meaning: hurry

Kanji Parts: 

  • 勹 wrap; hook; embrace
  • ヨ broom; katakana YO
  • 心 heart; mind

Mnemonic Story: 

In a hurry, she embraced 勹 the broom ヨ, and her heart 心 beat fast.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 特急【とっきゅう】 limited express (train)
  • 急激【きゅうげき】 sudden; abrupt; rapid; sharp
  • 至急【しきゅう】 urgent; pressing; immediate; prompt

社長(しゃちょう)至急電話(しきゅうでんわ)をしろと()った。

The boss said to call ASAP.

  • 社長 company president; boss
  • 至急 ASAP; urgent; immediate
  • 電話をしろ make a call (command)
  • と言った said

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