歩/pronunciation ho and po and aru and ayu,/mean walk

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "歩".

 

Actually this Kanji is from the shape of two footprints in hieroglyph.

But you can't imagine this Kanji from the hieroglyph.

 

You should think to separate (shi,to) and (shyou,suku,suko).

means stop and means little.

 

If you move somewhere while stopping for a little.

It means moving slowly. so it's "walk" : aru,ho,歩

 

In Use

We don't use only 歩, There is a board game named "Shogi" in Japan.

It's used as one of the names of Shogi pieces. The pronunciation is "hu". But this is a special one.

 

When you use 歩 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "ho" , "po"

散歩(sanpo) 初歩(shoho) 進歩(shinpo) 歩数(hosuu) 徒歩(toho)

 

When you use 歩 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "aru" , "ayu"

一緒(isshyo)に歩(aru)く walk together (regular word)

共(tomo)に歩(ayu)む walk together (commonly used for lyrics or poems)

 

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