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READING  ハイ、せ、せい、そむ-く、そむ-ける
MEANING  back
JLPT level N3 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
はいご
back, rear, background, behind the scenes
せびろ, セビロ
business suit
せなか
back (of body)
せおよぎ
backstroke (swim.)
せのたかい
tall (of a person)
 
Example sentences
背後
殺人事件の背後に潜むミステリーを解き明かせ。
Solve the mystery lurking behind the murder!
背広
彼はくたくたの背広を着ていた。
He was wearing a threadbare suit.
背中
強い日差しで彼の背中はひどく焼けた。
Due to intense sunlight, his back was sunburnt.
 
青い鳥はその背中に青空を背負って来る。
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
背泳ぎ
平泳ぎは出来るが、背泳ぎは出来ない。
I can swim on my front but not on my back.
背の高い
大きな乗用車が止まり、背の高い女性が降りた。
A big car drew up and a tall lady got out.
 
Lookalikes
 
ホク、きた 
north
 
コウ 
agreement
 
イク、そだ-つ、そだ-てる、はぐく-む 
nurture