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READING  カ、かわ
MEANING  river
JLPT level N2 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
ひょうが
glacier
うんが
canal, waterway
かせん
river
かっぱ
kappa (mythical water-dwelling creatures), excellent swimmer, cucumber, rolled sushi containing a stick of cucumber
スエズうんが
Suez Canal
 
Example sentences
氷河
剣歯虎が絶滅したのは氷河時代であった。
It was during the ice age that the saber-toothed tiger became extinct.
 
溶け続ける氷河を監視するために、人工衛星が軌道に打ち上げられた。
A satellite was launched into orbit to monitor melting glaciers.
運河
その運河は150、000重量トンの大きさの船を収容できる。
The canal can accommodate ships as large as 150,000 dead weight tons.
河川
河川の盆地には普通肥沃な農地がある。
The basin of a river usually has rich farmland.
 
日本の多くの河川は工場の廃液で汚染されている。
Many rivers in Japan are polluted by waste water from factories.
河童
「陸に上がった河童」とは環境が変わったために能力を発揮できずにいることのたとえです。
"A fish out of water" is a metaphor for being unable to use your talents due to a change of environment.
 
河童の川流れ。
The best swimmers are oftenest drowned.
スエズ運河
船はスエズ運河を通り抜けた。
The ship went through the Suez Canal.
 
Lookalikes
 
カ 
possible
 
カ 
torment
 
キ 
strange
 
カ、なに、(なん) 
what