丸 (Circle) Kanji Discussion

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丸 - Circle


Grade: 2
Strokes: 3
JLPT Level: N2
Readings: ガン, まる, まる・い

We also have 円 for circle. Is there a difference?

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I’ll have @Saori answer this one but I believe 円 is most often used for yen and uncommonly used for circular things but I’m not actually sure… Great question!

Thank you for your question! :blush:
For circle shapes, 丸 is commonly used while 円 is a technical term like used in math class.

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