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Meaning of 上

above, up

Onyomi

ジョウ、 ショウ、 シャン
jou, shou, shan

Kunyomi

うえ、 うわ-、 かみ、 あ(げる)、 のぼ(る)、 たてまつ(る)
ue, uwa, kami, a(geru), nobo(ru), tatematsu(ru)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ジョウ、 ショウ、 シャン / うえ、 うわ-、 かみ、 あげる、 あがる、 あがり、 のぼる、 のぼり、 のぼせる、 のぼす、 たてまつる】

Meaning: above, up.

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How to write 上 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 3

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

かれはうえをむいてそらをみていた。
kare wa ue wo muite sora wo miteita.
He was looking up towards the sky.
Example #2

でんしゃはスピードをあげた。
densha wa supiido wo ageta.
The train picked up speed.
Example #3

あなたはおしえるのがじょうずです。
anata wa oshieru no ga jouzu desu.
You're good at teaching.
Example #4

わたしはしゃちょうにきゅうりょうをあげてほしいといった。
watashi wa shachou ni kyuuryou wo agete hoshii to itta.
I asked my boss for a pay increase.
Example #5

うえをみればきりがない。
ue wo mireba kiri ga nai.
Don't aspire too high.
Example #6

かのじょはクラスでじょういだ。
kanojo wa kurasu de joui da.
She ranks high in her class.
Example #7

あなたはまたにほんごがじょうたつした。
anata wa mata nihongo ga joutatsu shita.
Your Japanese has improved again.

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