To draw a box you need 4 lines add 2 erasers in the middle and you have the kanji 四 (yon)! In the first version of oracle shell and bone, the character was written just like 一,二,三, where they’re literal representation of the number of the lines. However this later evolved to the combination of 口 (mouth) and 八 (divide) radicals.
Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures Number Three
The kanji 三(san) still follow the literal pattern of 一 (ichi) and 二(ni). It’s basically 3 lines being stacked on top of each other. To remember this kanji, imagine it as 3 pieces of pencils stacked together.
Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures Number Two
To remember the kanji 二 (ni), just remember two pencils adjacent to each other. For this kanji, the meaning is still very literal where you literally have 2 stroke of lines to form the kanji 二 (ni).
Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures – One
The kanji 一 (ichi) is very easy to remember, it looks like a pencil. 1 pencil on the table is 一 (ichi)
Learning Japanese Kanji With Pictures – Hundred
The kanji hyaku (百) has the literal meaning written on the kanji, you don’t believe me? Tilt your head 90° and you’ll see it! This is how you should remember the kanji hyaku (百)!