- Meaning: fire
- Pronunciations: ka / hi
This letter came from the hieroglyph which represents the shape of a fire burning. The word “火” is used as a part of other Kanji characters that are related to fire and heat, such as “焼 (to bake)” and “灯 (light)”. Four dots underneath the characters such as “照 (to shine)”, “熱 (to heat)”, and “燃 (burn)”, are also the shapes that transformed from “火”.
- 火災（かさい）: fire
- 火事（かじ）: fire
- 花火（はなび）: fireworks
- 火花（ひばな）: sparks
- 炭火（すみび）: charcoal fire
Raishuu, hanabi taikai ga arimasu.
There will be a fireworks display next week.
Kinoo no yoru, kinjo de kaji ga arimashita.
There was a fire in the neighbourhood last night.