Kanji: 悪 bad; evil; vice

JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes

On: あく; お
Kun:
わる.い; にく.む

Meaning: bad; evil; vice

Kanji Parts: 

  • Asia; house; inferior; looks like an anvil
  • heart; mind

Mnemonic Story: 

People think to do evil with an anvil 亜 pressing upon their heart 心.

Stroke Order:

kanjiN4-悪

Examples:

  • 意地悪【いじわる】 malicious; ill-tempered; unkind
  • 悪化【あっか】 deterioration; growing worse; aggravation
  • 悪者【わるもの】 bad guy; villain

あの(ひと)意地悪(いじわる)だ。

That man is mean.

  • あの人 that person
  • 意地悪 malicious; ill-tempered; unkind
  • だ is

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