Random Kanji Knowledge: Shourai


Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.

Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 将来, which is read as shourai (show-rye).

将来 means “near future.”

将 can represent symbols for things like “general” and “leader,” but it also means “soon.”

来 is the kanji for things like “next” or “due …”

So in regards to 将来, it is often used to talk about things around the corner for you in life.

The stroke order for 将来 is shown below.


Kanji drawing map


Kanji drawing map

将来 is always important. What will you set up for your long-term future?


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