Kanji: 死 die

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

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Kun:
し.ぬ、 し.に-

Meaning: die; death

Kanji Parts: 

  • 歹 bone (some meat hanging from a bone)
  • 匕 spoon or someone sitting

Etymology: 

After the battle with so much death, the hero sits down 匕 among the bones 歹 around him.

Stroke Order:


Examples:

  • 死体(したい) dead body; corpse
  • 死刑(しけい) death penalty; capital punishment
  • 死亡(しぼう) death; mortality
  • 必死(ひっし) frantic; frenetic; desperate


()きるものはすべていつかは()ぬ。

All living things die someday.

  • 生きるもの living thing
  • すべて all; everything
  • いつか someday
  • 死ぬ to die

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