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Kanji: 火 hi fire

Think of it as sparks coming from a person.

JLPT N5: 23 / 100 | 4 Strokes

On: カ

Kun: ひ

Meaning: fire

Learn these early kanji well. Many of them are found in more complex kanji as radicals.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

花火 hana bi – fireworks [note how the hi becomes a bi ]

火花 hi bana – sparks [sometimes you can reverse kanji and get a different meaning – note here how the hana becomes bana ]

火山 ka zan – volcano [lit. fire mountain]

火曜日 ka you bi – Tuesday

Example Sentence:

あしたは火曜日です。
ashita wa kayoubi desu.
Tomorrow is Tuesday.

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