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Kanji: 火 hi fire

JLPT N5: 23 / 100 | 4 Strokes

On: カ

Kun: ひ

Meaning: fire

Kanji Parts:

  • 丷 sparks
  • 人 person

Mnemonics: 

  1. Clearly, this is a person 人 on fire with sparks 丷 rising.

Stroke Order:

kanji for fire 火

Examples:

  • 花火 hana bi – fireworks [note how the hi becomes a bi ]
  • 火花 hi bana – sparks [sometimes you can reverse kanji and get a different meaning – note here how the hana becomes bana ]
  • 火山 ka zan – volcano [lit. fire mountain]
  • 火曜日 ka you bi – Tuesday

Example Sentence:

あしたは火曜日(かようび)です。

ashita wa kayoubi desu.
Tomorrow is Tuesday.

  • あした tomorrow
  • 火曜日 Tuesday

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