Kanji: 持 have; hold

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

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Kun:
も.つ

Meaning: hold; have

Kanji Parts: 

  • 扌 hand [radical form of 手]
  • 寺 temple [土 (land) + 寸 (a small measurement)]

Etymology: 

Hold my hand 扌 and we’ll go to a temple 寺.

Stroke Order:


Examples:

  • 気持(きも)ち feeling; sensation; mood
  • 金持(かねも)ち rich person
  • ()(ぬし) owner; proprietor


(ひろ)ったさいふの()(ぬし)は、お金持(かねも)ちだった。

The owner of the wallet (I) found was rich.

  • 拾った picked up; found
  • さいふ wallet
  • の of [limits the "owner" to the wallet: the owner of the wallet]
  • 持ち主 owner (of the wallet)
  • お金持ち rich person
  • だった was

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