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Kanji: 民 people; nation

JLPT N4 | 5 Strokes

On: みん
Kun:
たみ

Meaning: people; nation

Kanji Parts: 

  • 口 mouth; opening
  • 尸 flag; corpse
  • 氏 family name; surname; clan

Mnemonic Story: 

The people's mouths 口 opened while raising their flag 尸, and shouting their family names 氏.

Examples:

  • 国民【こくみん】 nationality; citizens
  • 民主主義【みんしゅしゅぎ】 democracy
  • 民間【みんかん】 private; non-governmental; civilian
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