Learn JLPT N5 Kanji

Meaning of 電

electricity; electric powered

Onyomi

デン
den

Kunyomi

(none)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 デン 】

Meaning: electricity; electric powered.

Combination of 雨 (rain) and 电.

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How to write 電 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 12

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

そのでんきをけしてもいいですか?
sono denki wo keshitemo ii desu ka?
Is it OK if I turn off that light?
Example #2

たなかさんにでんわしてください。
tanaka san ni denwa shite kudasai.
Please call Tanaka-san.
Example #3

がっこうにでんしゃでいきます。
gakkou ni densha de ikimasu.
I go to school by train.
Example #4

あなたのいえもていでんしていますか?
anata no ie mo teiden shitei masu ka?
Is your house out of power too?
Example #5

わたしはらいねんでんきじどうしゃをかおうとおもう。
watashi wa rainen denki jidousha wo kaou to omou.
I think I'll buy an electric car next year.

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