Kanji: 北 kita North

It looks like two people sitting with their backs against the north pole.
JLPT N5: 48 / 100 | 5 Strokes

On: ホク
Kun: きた
Meaning: north

Or if it helps... two polar bears sitting back-to-back.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • 北海道(ほっかいどう)  Hokkaido (most northern part of Japan)
  • (きた)アメリカ  North America
  • 北京(ぺきん)  Beijing (In China)
  • 南北戦争(なんぼくせんそう)  the (US) Civil War

Example Sentence:

北海道(ほっかいどう)()ったことがありますか?

Have you ever been to Hokkaido?

  • 北海道(ほっかいどう) Hokkaido
  • へ to
  • ()ったこと the fact of having gone; went
  • がありますか do (you) have

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