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Kanji: 船 boat

JLPT N3 | 11 Strokes

On:  セン
Kun:
ふね

Meaning: boat; ship

Kanji Parts: 

  • 舟 boat
  • 八 eight
  • 口 mouth

Etymology: 

  • The boat could hold eight people (eight 八 mouths 口). It was a small boat. 
  • OR it could have been a big boat. Noah's ark held eight people (Genesis 7:13-14).

Stroke Order:


Examples:

  • 造船(ぞうせん) shipbuilding
  • 風船(ふうせん) (toy) balloon
  • 漁船(ぎょせん) fishing boat
  • 船酔(ふなよ)い seasickness


あの(しま)には、(ふね)()きます。

(I'll) go to that island by boat.

  • あの that
  • 島 【しま】 island
  • には at
  • 船で 【ふねで】 by boat
  • 行きます 【いきます】 go

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