This kanji has a kunyoumi or japanese reading of: みなみ, and it has onyoumi or chinese readings of: ナン、or ナ. This character has the meaning: south. This character is made up of the following radicals or parts: ten, complete 十 at the top, the enclosure radical, two ten in the middle, and finally かん meaning to dry or shield. You can remember this kanji by the following hint: Known for its fertile soil where sprouting seeds 干 yield many 十 bags 冂. Our example sentence is: 風は南へ吹く。かぜはみなみへふく。The wind blows south.

Grade Kun On Meaning Strokes Example Sentence
JLPT N5 みなみ ナン、ナ south 9



The wind blows south.