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Japanese Kanji Grade 1
# 27
Meaning river
Onyomi セン
Kunyomi かわ
Usage See examples below
Writing practice
 
Stroke Order Rules
 
1. Write from left to right, and from top to bottom
2. Horizontal before vertical
3. Cutting strokes last
4. Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right
5. Center verticals before outside "wings"
6. Outside before inside
7. Left vertical before enclosing
8. Bottom enclosing strokes last
9. Dots and minor strokes last
 
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Examples

Kanji

Japanese

Romaji

English

かわ kawa river
川面 かわも kawamo river surface
川端 かわばた kawabata riverbank
川蝉 かわせみ kawasemi kingfisher
川上 かわかみ kawakami upper river
川原 かわら kawara dry river bed
川魚 かわざかな kawazakana freshwater fish
川岸 かわぎし kawagishi river bank
川下 かわしも kawashimo downstream
川沿い かわぞい kawazoi along the river

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