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Kanji Rule (9): Three Signifies Many

Pictures turned into kanji. The kanji simplified the picture. If there are many things, they were made into three. Three signifies many in kanji. 

  • Meaning
    rice

  • Reading
    On-reading: mai, bei
    Kun-reading: kome 

  • Mnemonics
    The rice plants are cut and dried in the sun. There are three rice plants tied with a rope. Three signifies many. 

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