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Kanji: 魚 fish

JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes

On:  ギョ
Kun:
うお、 さかな

Meaning: fish

Kanji Parts: 

  • 勹  wrapping
  • 田 rice paddy
  • ⺣ fire

Etymology: 

Hot sushi! You wrap 勹 fish with rice from the rice paddy 田 and then, wanting cooked food, you fry it with fire ⺣.

Stroke Order:


Examples:

  • 金魚 (きんぎょ )goldfish
  • 魚類(ぎょるい) fish; types of fish; fish-kind
  • 魚釣(さかなつ)りfishing
  • 魚雷(ぎょらい) torpedo
  • 魚市場(うおいちば) fish market


その(かわ)には、たくさんの(さかな)(およ)いでいました。

There were a lot of fish swimming in that river.

  • その that
  • 川 【かわ】 river
  • に in
  • は (topic marker)
  • たくさん many
  • 魚 【さかな】 fish
  • 泳いでいました 【およいでいました】 swam

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