Learn JLPT N5 Kanji

Meaning of 中

in, inside, middle, mean, center

Onyomi

チュウ
chuu

Kunyomi

なか、 うち、 あた(る)
naka, uchi, ata(ru)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 チュウ / なか、 うち、 あた(る) 】

Meaning: in, inside, middle, mean, center.

11 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 中 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 4

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

ちゅうごくにいったことがありますか?
chuugoku ni itta koto ga arimasu ka?
Have you ever been to China before?
Example #2

いまはいえのなかにいますよ。
ima wa ie no naka ni imasu yo.
I'm inside the house right now.
Example #3

しゃしんのなかになにがみえますか?
shashin no naka ni nani ga miemasu ka?
What do you see in the picture?
Example #4

へやのなかにはいらせてください。
heya no naka ni hairasete kudasai.
Please let me in the room.
Example #5

すといしゅうちゅうりょくだね。
sugoi shuuchuuryoku dane.
That is some serious concentration skill you have.
Example #6

このパソコンはげんざいしようちゅうです。
kono pasokon wa genzai shiyou chuu desu.
This computer is currently being used.

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