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Kanji: 犬 dog

JLPT N4 | 4 Strokes

On: けん
Kun:
いぬ

Meaning: dog

Kanji Parts: 

  • 大 big
  • 丶 dot

Mnemonic Story: 

It isn't a big 大 dog who can sit on one's shoulder 丶.

Examples:

  • 番犬【ばんけん】 watchdog; guard dog
  • 愛犬【あいけん】 pet dog; beloved dog
  • 子犬【こいぬ】 puppy
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