山/pronunciation yama and san and zan/mean mountain

How to study

How to Remember

When you study the Japanese Kanji, "山".

You can imagine 山 from a mountain range easily.

In Use

When you use only 山, The pronunciation is "yama"

 

When you use 山 with other Kanji, The pronunciation is "san," "zan," and sometimes "yama"

登山(tozan) 山脈(sanmyaku) 鉱山(kouzan) 火山(kazan) 霊山(reizan)

 

When you use 山 with Hiragana, The pronunciation is "yama"

山に登(nobo)る。 I climb a mountain.

山へ行(i)く。 I go to a mountain.

 

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