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Kanji: 教 teach

JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes

On: きょう
Kun:
おし.える

Meaning: teach

Kanji Parts: 

  • 孝 filial piety [The top 耂 represents an old man, a bent-over figure with long hair; the bottom is a child 子]
  • 攵 strike; hit; looks like walking legs about to strike someone with a kick

Mnemonic Story: 

The old man sensei teaches the young child 孝 how to kick 攵.

Examples:

  • 教室【きょうしつ】 classroom; lecture room
  • 教育【きょういく】 education; schooling; training; instruction
  • 教会【きょうかい】 church
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