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Stroke Count
7 Strokes
Radical
木 + 3 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. come, due, next, cause, become
Readings
Kun'yomi: く.る、き、こ、き.たす、き.たる、きた.す、きた.る。
On'yomi: ライ、タイ。

Japanese Meaning for 来

Dictionary Entry for 来

rai
noun
  1. next (year, etc.)
  2. since (last month, etc.)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 来

Construction of Character for 来

Radicals and parts present in 来
Radical tree, wood Kanji Details »
Part two, two radical (no.2) Kanji Details »
Part kettle lid radical (no. 8) Kanji Details »
Part rice, USA, metre Kanji Details »
Part
Kanji variants for 来
Traditional Chinese Character
Original Chinese Character
Origin and construction of 来
  1. 象形。''''''のが垂れた姿を象る。「(=麦)」の原字。麥は、音符「來」+(=)の形声文字でむしろ古くは、こちらが「くる」を意味していたが、入れ替わって用いられるようになった。

Kanji related to 来

  • 稿

Meanings in Other Languages for 来

French
  1. venir, dû à, suivant, causer, devenir
Portuguese
  1. Vir, devido, próximo, causa, tornar-se
Spanish
  1. venir, llegar, acercarse, aproximarse

Comments for 来

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Radical memory helper 2: Fire will CAUSE rice in a pot to BECOME COOKED DUE to heat. NEXT-up you can COME and get your rice from under the lid.

(Recall that the rice kanji looks like the tree kanji on fire...now just add the lid and describe the cooking process)

#2 Posted by イデ over 5 years ago

Radical memory helper: COME and get your rice from under the lid

(the combination of the lid on the rice looks like a pot... yum steamed rice...) 

#1 Posted by イデ over 5 years ago


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