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Kanji: 色 color

JLPT N4 | 6 Strokes

On:  しょく; しき
Kun:
いろ

Meaning: color

Kanji Parts: 

  • 勹 wrap; embrace
  • 巴 oneself (form of 己)

Mnemonic Story: 

Wrap 勹 oneself 巴 in colorful clothes.

Examples:

  • 茶色【ちゃいろ】 brown; light brown
  • 黄色【きいろ】 yellow
  • 色々【いろいろ】 various; all sorts of
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