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左 - Left
Index #24
Grade 1
5 strokes
Play kanji stroke order animation Stroke order animation for 左 (Left) Stroke order animation for 左 (Left)
JLPT Level: N5
Readings: サ, ひだり
You come to a fork in the road. One path bends to the left past some construction.

It might be beneficial to memorize the order of the components in the story how it's told (one, bend, construction) because it follows the stroke order of the components in the kanji (which differs from its sibling kanji, 右 (right)).
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Compound Kanji

Common Vocab

ひだりきき 左利き
left-handedness, left-hander
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さゆう 左右
right and left
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