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Kanji:本 hon Book

 

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JLPT N5: 28 / 100 | 5 Strokes

On:
Kun: ほん
Meaning: book; counter for long, slender objects

In Japan, you will often see large signs with just this kanji to indicate bookstores.

Stroke Order:

Examples:
日本 ni hon – Japan
絵本 e hon – a picture book (for children)
本 hon – a book
本屋 hon ya – bookstore

Example Sentence:
本屋はどこですか?
honya wa doko desu ka?
Where is a bookstore?

100 Useful Kanji

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