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Kanji: 赤 red

JLPT N4 | 7 Strokes

On: せき; しゃく
Kun:
あか; あか.い

Meaning: red

Kanji Parts: 

  • 土 dirt
  • 小 small
  • 丿 no slash

Mnemonic Story: 

In the red dirt 土, there was a small 小 red flower.

Examples:

  • 赤ちゃん【あかちゃん】 baby; infant
  • 赤字【あかじ】 in the red; deficit
  • 赤道【せきどう】 equator
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