This kanji has a kunyoumi or japanese reading of: かわ, and it has an onyoumi or chinese reading of: セン. This character has the meanings: stream, or river. This character has no radicals, but is a radical in many other composite characters. You can remember this kanji by thinking of it as looking like a flowing river. Our example sentence is: 旅行者たちは、川を船で渡った。りょうこうしゃたちは、かわをふねでわたった。The traveller’s crossed the river by boat.

Grade Kun On Meaning Strokes Example Sentence
JLPT N5 かわ セン stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47) 3 旅行者たちは、川を船で渡った。


The traveller’s crossed the river by boat.