Random Kanji Knowledge: Chizu

Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 地図, which is ready as chizu (chi-zoo).

地図 means map.

地 is a symbol for earth, representing things like soil and land.

図 refers to a drawing, a picture, illustration and so forth.

So combined together, you can think of 地図 as “earth picture.”

The stroke order for 地図 is shown below.

Kanji drawing map


Kanji drawing map

It would be awesome if we all could get a 地図 to guide us through life, don’t you think?



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