漢字の成り立ち

figure 1 kanji etymology getsu 75x300 - Kanji: 月

Kanji: 月

By Ponte Ryūrui / 31/10/2011 /

月 belongs to the 象形文字 (しょうけいもじ, shōkeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of a crescent moon.

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figure 1 kanji etymology kuu - Kanji: 空

Kanji: 空

By Ponte Ryūrui / 22/10/2011 /

空 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters, encompassing

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figure 1 kanji etymology kin 300x209 - Kanji: 金

Kanji: 金

By Ponte Ryūrui / 18/10/2011 /

The kanji 金 is a pictograph of copper ore cast in a mould. It can also represent one of the 五色の金 (ごしきのかね, go shiki no kane, i.e. “metals of the five colors)

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figure 1 kanji etymology kyu 1 98x300 - Kanji: 休

Kanji: 休

By Ponte Ryūrui / 04/10/2011 /

休 belongs to the 会意文字 (かいいもじ, kaii moji, i.e. set of characters that are a combination of two or more pictographs, or characters whose meaning was based

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figure 1 kanji etymology ryu 98x300 - Kanji: 九

Kanji: 九

By Ponte Ryūrui / 16/09/2011 /

九 belongs to the 象形文字 (しょうけいもじ, shōkeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of a dragon, or more precisely a dragon-serpent

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figure 1 kanji etymology ki spirit 300x179 - Kanji: 気

Kanji: 気

By Ponte Ryūrui / 13/09/2011 /

気 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters,

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figure 1 kanji etymology gaku 300x284 - Kanji: 学

Kanji: 学

By Ponte Ryūrui / 01/09/2011 /

学 belongs to the 会意文字 (かいいもじ, kaii moji, i.e. set of characters that are a combination of two or more pictographs, or characters whose meaning was based on

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figure 1 kanji etymology flower 99x300 - Kanji: 花

Kanji: 花

By Ponte Ryūrui / 27/08/2011 /

花 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters, concluding

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Kanji: 火

By Ponte Ryūrui / 09/08/2011 /

火 belongs to the 象形文字(しょうけいもじ, shoukeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of blazing flames

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Kanji: 下

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/07/2011 /

下 belongs to the 指事文字 (しじもじ, shijimoji, i.e. set of characters expressing simple abstract concepts). The original idea expressed by the

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