salt evaporation pond

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.