This kanji has a kunyoumi or japanese reading of: くるま, and it has an onyoumi or chinese reading of: シャ. This character has the meanings: car, vehicle, or wheel. This character is made up of the following radicals or parts: kanji ichi, the kanji meaning sun or day in the middle, kanji ichi, and finally a vertical stroke through the centre. You can remember this kanji by thinking of it as looking like a car, or a chariot. Our example sentence is: その車は動こうとしなかった。そのくるまはうごこうとしなかった。The car would not start.

Grade Kun On Meaning Strokes Example Sentence
JLPT N5 くるま シャ car, vehicle, wheel 7 その車は動こうとしなかった。


The car would not start.