Learn JLPT N4 Kanji

Meaning of 親

parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity

Onyomi

シン
shin

Kunyomi

おや、 した(しい)
oya, shita(shii)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【シン / おや、 した(しい)】

Meaning: parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity.

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How to write 親 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 16

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

あなたのちちおやはなんじにかえりますか。
anata no chichioya wa nanji ni kaerimasuka.
What time will your father be back?
Example #2

こんしゅうしんゆうとあえてしあわせだった。
konshuu shin'yuu to aete shiawase datta.
I was happy to be able to meet my good friend this week.
Example #3

ごりょうしんによろしくおつたえください。
goryoushin ni yoroshiku otsutae kudasai.
Please give my regards to your parents.
Example #4

こんしゅうまつ、わたしのりょうしんがわたしのいえにくるよていだ。
konshuumatsu, watashi no ryoushin ga watashi no ie ni kuru yotei da.
My parents are planning to come to my house this weekend.

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