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READING  エキ
MEANING  station
JLPT level N4 (full info & stroke order)
If you stay in Japan, even for a very short time, this character will stick in you head as none other. Every station signboard will have it. In order to remember, think horse on the left, and on the right a train conductor with a square-looking hat. The character is often used on its own consisting of one word, exactly the same meaning as station in English.
 
A common usage for this character: the last character of every station name.
The full word is 柴又駅 しばまたえき Shibamata-eki
 
Words/compounds
えき
station
えきまえ
in front of station
えきいん
station attendant
しゅくえき
post town, relay station, stage
えきビル
station building
えきにつく
to arrive at the station
 
Example sentences
列車は昼までに駅に着くだろう。
The train will probably arrive at the station before noon.
駅前
忠犬ハチ公の像は渋谷駅前に立っている。
The statue of Hachiko, the faithful dog, stands in front of Shibuya Station.
駅員
駅員に連絡したが、男はその場を立ち去り、改札口を出て行った。
They contacted the station staff but the man had left the area and gone out through the ticket barrier.
宿駅
彼は新宿駅で道に迷った。
He lost his way in Shinjuku Station.
駅ビル
新しい駅ビルが建設中で、まもなく完成する。
The new train station is under construction and will be completed soon.
 
新しい駅ビルが建築中で、まもなく完成する。
The new station building is under construction and will be completed soon.
 
Lookalikes
 
シャク 
shaku
 
ジン、つ-くす、つ-きる、つ-かす 
exhaust
 
タク、さわ 
swamp
 
ヤク、わけ 
translate
 
タク 
choose
 
チュウ、ひる 
daytime
 
シャク 
explanation