Hi there ! I am Kotaro who has a Nepali husband, Araam.
He learns Kanji for N5 or N4 (Japanese language level), I have been trying to find out how to memorize them easily.
I will introduce remains of the former posts.
This time we learn ⑥東 for the last.
And Kanji 東 has 日 in it. We see this. We have learned 日 other time.
East is the direction where the sun rises.
We can picture this in our mind.....the sun rising up behind a tree in the east direction.
木 letter printed is like this.
But hand writing one sometimes forms this way. So this is still 木.
- 東口（higashi guchi*）east exit, east entrance
- 東北（touhoku) northeast, Touhoku region in Japan
*We pronouce 口(kuchi) GUCHI in this case.
Tips1:Kanjis for Direction（とうざいなんぼく）
We can memorize following in order to remember four Kanjis for direction
とうざいなんぼく（tou zai nan boku）
Kanjis are writed this 東西南北
First try to repeat this pronounciaton just. Then we will learn three other than 東 later.
Have you noticed 車 similar to 東... ？
Although we are learning 東 since it seems to be derived from 木, 車 doesn't have 木 in it. But shall we remember this since we are learning 東 which looks like 車？
How to stroke 東 and 車
About tow lines in 車 up and down, 車 letter printed longer ones than the width of 日 but we don't have to mind this so much. When we write by hand, we Japanese don't mind the length.
Now we have finished six Kanjis. Let's keep learning more Kanjis together.