This kanji has a kunyoumi or Japanese reading of: の, and it has onyoumi or Chinese readings of: イン or オン. This character has the meanings: drink, smoke, or take. This character is made up of the following radicals or parts: eat/food 食 on the left, a wrapping radical on the top right similar to つつみがまえ, and finally 人 or person on the bottom. This part on the right means to lack or yawn and is a radical known as あくび. You can remember this kanji by the following hint: Just as when one eats , one has to open one’s mouth (or yawn – 欠) to drink. Our example sentence is: さけでものもうよ。酒でも飲もうよ。Let’s have a drink or something.

Grade Kun On Meaning Strokes Example Sentence
JLPT N5 イン、オン drink, smoke, take 12 さけでものもうよ。
Let’s have a drink or something.