Kanji: 鳥 tori - bird
JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes
It looks like a bird flapping its wings. The last four strokes are either eggs the bird is sitting on or tail feathers. If it helps, you can think its head as being white 白.
訓 Kun: とり
音 On: チョウ
鳥居 【とりい】 torii; Shinto shrine archway
白鳥 【はくちょう】 swan [lit. white bird]
渡り鳥 【わたりどり】 migratory bird
kesa, tori ga kirei ni naite imashita.
This morning, a bird was singing beautifully.
- 今朝 kesa - this morning [今 (now) + 朝 (morning)]
- 鳥 tori - bird
- きれいに kirei ni - beautifully [the に turns きれい (pretty; beautiful) into an adverb]
- 鳴いていました naite imashita - was singing [from 鳴く which means chirping or singing by birds; don't confuse this with 泣く naku (to cry)]