Learn JLPT N5 Kanji

Meaning of 年

year, counter for years

Onyomi

ネン
nen

Kunyomi

とし
toshi

Learn Japanese kanji: 【ネン / とし】

Meaning: year, counter for years.

6 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 年 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 6

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

おとしはいくつですか?
otoshi wa ikutsu desu ka?
How old are you?
Example #2

きょねんにほんへいきました。
kyonen nihon he ikimashita.
I went to Japan last year.
Example #3

ことしまいにちらんにんぐをします。
kotoshi mainichi ranningu wo shimasu.
I will go running every day this year.
Example #4

わたしはらいねんしゃかいじんになる。
watashi wa rainen shakaijin ni naru.
I will become a working adult next year.
Example #5

かのじょはわたしよりとしうえです。
kanojo wa watashi yori toshi ue desu.
She is older than I am.
Example #6

いちねんかんくらいにほんごをべんきょうしています。
ichinenkan kurai nihongo wo benkyou shiteimasu.
I've been studying Japanese for about a year.
Example #7

わたしたちはまいとしいちがつにそこへいきます。
watashitachi maitoshi ichigatsu ni soko he ikimasu.
We go there every year in January.
Example #8

よいおとしをおむかえください。
yoi otoshi wo mukae kudasai.
I wish you a Happy New Year.
Example #9

このまんねんひつはインクのでがわるい。
kono mannenhitsu wa inku no de ga warui.
The ink doesn't flow smoothly from this pen.
Example #10

ちかごろのせいねんにはゆめがない。
chikagoro no seinen ni wa yume ga nai.
The youngsters of today don't set their sights high enough.

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