salt evaporation pond

This is a salt evaporation pool in Peru. Salt evaporation ponds are artificial ponds designed to extract salt from sea water. Water is drawn out through evaporation and then the salt is harvested. (Photo Credit)

Mr. Tanaka lives in the countryside and most of his land are rice paddies

Kanji: 田

Meaning:  rice field

Reading: た、い、デン  (ta, i, den) 

About the kanji:  One of the most fundamental and basic kanjis out there. The kanji comes from the pictograph of a rice field and it’s sections. Just imagine some rice plants growing in each square and it will be easier for you to remember this kanji. 

Words using this kanji:

田舎 : rural area

田園  : rural districts

田んぼ : paddy field

油田 : oil field

塩田 : Salt evaporation pond

水田 : (water-filled) paddy field

Example sentence:

このあたりは昔、田んぼだったんだよ。

kono atari wa mukashi tanbo dattan dayo

There used to be rice fields around here.