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READING  シ、かみ
MEANING  paper
JLPT level N4 (full info & stroke order)
A very common kanji that you see everywhere and easy to remember: on the left hand side "thread/wire" and the right hand side "family name". This character is also used a lot as a single character with a meaning exactly as in English: paper.
 
Words/compounds
てがみ
letter
ようし
blank form, sheets of paper, sheet of paper
うらびょうし
back cover
さいせいし
recycled paper
かみひこうき
paper airplane (aeroplane)
 
Example sentences
手紙
お手紙確かに拝受いたしました。
I acknowledged the receipt of your letter.
 
お手紙確かに落手いたしました。
I hereby beg to acknowledge your letter.
用紙
このアンケート用紙に必要事項を書き込み、当方にお送り下さい。
Please fill out this questionnaire and send it to us.
裏表紙
私は日記の裏表紙に彼の住所を走り書きした。
I scribbled down his address in the back of my diary.
再生紙
この教科書って再生紙でできてんだ。
You know this textbook is made of recycled paper.
紙飛行機
紙飛行機だよ。
I made a paper plane.
 
紙飛行機はゆっくり地上に落ちた。
The paper plane fell slowly to earth.
 
Lookalikes
 
シ、いと 
thread
 
シ、うじ 
family name
 
ケイ 
lineage