見/pronunciation mi and ken/mean look

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "見"

You should study 目 before 見.

目(me) means eye.

The part of 見 underneath 目 looks like legs right?

 

Actually the part that looks like legs means human in hieroglyph.

But remembering "legs" is easier.

 

It puts together "eyes" and "legs" to make "look"

In Use

We don't use only 見. This Kanji is always with other Kanji or Hiragana.

 

When you use 見 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "ken" or "mi"

会見(kaiken) 外見(gaiken) 見解(kenkai) 見識(shyousuu) 花見(hanami) 見所(midokoro) 見習(minarai)

 

When you use 見 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "mi"

丘(oka)が見える。I can see the hill.

映画(eiga)を見る。I watch a movie.

 

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