田/pronunciation ta and den/mean rice plant

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "田".

 

This Kanji is from the shape of a Japanese rice paddy.

You can imagine 田 from the picture.

That's very easy right?

 

In Use

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

We always say "田んぼ" as noun.

 

When you use 田 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "den" or "ta".

水田(suiden) 油田(yuden) 田園(denen) 田畑(tahata) 田植(tau)え

 

When you use 田 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "ta"

私(watashi)の町(machi)は見渡(miwata)す限(kagi)り田んぼです。 My town is rice fields as far as the eye can see.

お父(tou)さんは田んぼにいる。 My father is in the rice paddy.

 

Useful Knowledge

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

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

男(otoko) (man)

町(machi) (town)

畑(hatake) (field)

略(ryaku) (abbreviation)

湖畔(kohan) (lakeside)

 

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