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Conjugations for 左

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noun, no adjective

English Meaning(s) for 左

noun, no adjective
  1. left; left hand side

Definition and Synonyms for 左

Leftfield the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
Synonyms: レフト, , , 左翼
Left the hand that is on the left side of the body
Synonyms: , , 左手, 弓手, 押し手
Left those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
Synonyms: レフト, , , 左党, 左派, 左翼
Left location near or direction toward the left side
Synonyms: レフト, , , 左側, 左手, 左方, 弓手
Left i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
Synonyms: レフト, , , 左側, 左手, 左方, 弓手

Meanings for each kanji in 左

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Categories 左 is a member of

Mitt the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
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Sect a dissenting clique
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Position the particular portion of space occupied by something
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Parcel an extended area of land
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 左

Sample Sentences for 左

Please move the TV set to the left.
Turn left at the next corner, and you'll find the station.
Take the road on the left.
Turn to the left.
And right before it entered the shrubs on the left, right after it suddenly raised its head, it slowly moved its neck from left to right, and looked over its surroundings.

Comments for 左

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Thought i'd just leave a message since its been 4 years since the last one. 

#4 Posted by WTPieh over 2 years ago

Flint that seems a good tip at least for remembering, I also read that many kanji got simplefied in modern times and thats why the stroke order seems weird, maybe that is the reason.



#3 Posted by youstolemylife over 6 years ago

I read somewhere that the reason for this is that stroke orders tend to go in a pattern of horizontal, vertical, horizontal and so on.  So because the third stroke in 右 is vertical, and the third stroke for 左 is horizontal, the first two strokes end up in a different order between the two kanji.

I don't know how true that is, but its a good way of remembering the correct order.

#2 Posted by flint over 9 years ago

How come hidari has different steoke order than migi?

#1 Posted by Vogue over 9 years ago

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