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Kanji: 持 have; hold

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

持

On:  ã‚¸
Kun:
も.つ、 -も.ち、 も.てる

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
  • 持(も)ち主(ぬし) owner; proprietor
  • 持(も)ち帰(かえ)り takeout (food)


私(わたし)はジャズに興味(きょうみ)を持(も)っている。

I'm interested in jazz music.

  • 私 I; me
  • ジャズ jazz
  • に (particle that shows what the interest is in)
  • 興味 interest
  • 持っている have (interest)

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