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Japanese Word for "Blood"

The Japanese word for blood is chi.

Here's the kanji for chi.

The kanji for blood--pronounced chee

Kazoku, the Japanese word for family, can be written in hiragana as follows:

Hiragana for chi--pronounced chee

The kanji for chi is extremely similar to the kanji for "plate". The only difference is that chi has the small stroke on the top-left of the character.

The reason is the Japanese kanji for blood is supposed to symbolize an overflowing bowl of sacrificial blood.

Click here to check out how to say and write more Japanese words

Did you know...
At a Japanese table, the seats closest to the head seat are for the most respected people present. As a result, others try to be humble by arguing over who gets the farthest-down chair.

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