Learn JLPT N4 Kanji

Meaning of 建

build

Onyomi

ケン、 コン
ken, kon

Kunyomi

た(てる)
ta(teru)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ケン、 コン / た(てる) 】.

Meaning: build.

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How to write 建 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 9

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

いいいえですね。そういえば、おにいさんはけんちくかさんでしたよね。
ii iedesu ne. sou ieba, oniisan wa kenchikka san deshita yo ne.
It’s a very nice house. Come to think of it, isn’t your big brother an architect?
Example #2

じしんでたてものがゆれた。
jishin de tatemono ga yureta.
The buildings shook in the earthquake.
Example #3

かれはあらたにいえをたてた。
kare wa arata ni ie wo tateta.
He has had a new house built.

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