人, the Kanji of “person”

hito

This chinese character is the kanji of “person” (“hito” in Japanese). The second character is the same kanji, but your morphological function is the radical of others kanji. We can show this radical in the next characters: 休む (“yasumu“, to relax) or 侍 (“samurai“). Originally, the etymology of this kanji was a pictograph created in the earliest stage of  Chinese Script. It´s the period of the  Oracle Bone Inscriptions (OBI).  This era has the name of 甲骨文字 (kōkotsu moji).

  • Strokes: 2
  • Kunyomi: ひと
  • Onyomi: ジン、ニン

Vocabulary of this Kanji

  • 日本人 (にほんじん): Japanese citizen
  • 一人 (ひとり): one person
  • 二人 (ふたり): two people
  • 人口(じんこう): population
  • 人々(ひとびと): people
  • 人間(にんげん): humanity, mankind

BOOKS:

  • KANJI IN CONTEXT: 15
  • KANJI BASIC BOOK: 07
  • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO JAPANESE KANJI: 41
  • THE NEW NELSON DICTIONARY: Radical 9, page 56

 

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