Kanji: 磨 polish
JLPT N2 | 16 Strokes
Kun: みが.く、 す.る
Meaning: grind; polish; brush (teeth)
- 广 (cave)
- 木 (tree)
- 石 (stone)
Think of polishing or grinding the bark off two trees 木 with a stone 石 in a cave 广.
- 歯磨き brushing one's teeth
- 歯磨き粉 toothpaste
- 切磋琢磨 diligent application (to work or study); improving oneself through hard studying/work; mutual encouragement for both to improve
- 靴磨き shoeshine; shoe polishing
Let's polish our Japanese!
- 磨こう let's polish; let's sharpen; let's improve