甲/pronunciation kou and kan/mean hard

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "甲".

 

Maybe you don't have an opportunity to use this Kanji a lot.

How come I introduce this Kanji.

Because this Kanji is very useful as parts of Kanji.

 

You might think this Kanji is from 田.

But this Kanji is from a turtle shell and tail.

You can imagine 甲 from that easily right?

 

In Use

When you use only 甲, The pronunciation is "kou"

 

When you use 甲 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "kou" and "kan".

装甲車(soukousya) 甲羅(koura) 甲冑(kacchuu)

 

When you use 甲 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "kou"

手(te)の甲。  back of the hand

 

Useful Knowledge

If you memorize 甲, It  will help you study a lot of Kanji.

A lot of Kanji use 甲 as one of their parts.

押(o)す (push)

岬(misaki) (cape)

鴨(kamo) (duck)

 

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