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axis; axle
Kanji 1330

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Synopsis

From Earth’s axis to a penholder, from a car axle to the shaft of a feather, 軸 represents entities that are straight and long. In addition, 軸 has fun figurative uses, enabling people to say, “the core of my thinking,” “innovative plan,” “central role,” and “Language is a vertical axis connecting you to your ancestors.” Our kanji is also in terms for “Axis powers” and “axis of evil.” Learn their back stories!

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1330 on 軸, titled "The Line at the Center of Your Existence"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ジク
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES12
RADICAL車 (159: vehicle)
JLPTN1
HALPERN1014/1371
HENSHALL1330/1421
SPAHN7c5.1