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Kanji: 新 new; fresh

JLPT N5: 93 / 100 | 13 Strokes

On: シン
Kun: あたら・しい

Meaning: new; fresh

Kanji Parts:

  • 立 (to stand)
  • 木 (tree)
  • 斤 (axe)

Mnemonics: 

  1. A new way to cut down trees: stand 立 on top of trees 木 and then cut it down with an axe 斤.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 新しい車 atarashii kuruma—a new car
  • 新聞 shin bun—newspaper
  • 新年 shin nen—new year

Example Sentence:

(あたら)しい車買(くるまか)いましたか?

atarashii kuruma kaimashita ka?
Did you buy a new car?

  • 新しい atarashii - new
  • 車 kuruma - car
  • 買いました kaimashita - bought [past polite of 買う kau (to buy)]
  • ka - (question marker)

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