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KOTD on Hiatus

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Due to an unfortunate family illness, today I’m announcing that I am going on a hiatus from Kanji of the Day. I hope to return to posting “soon”, but I’m not sure when that will be.  BUT, don’t let that be your excuse to stop exploring kanji everyday!  I encourage you to go back through the old posts.

More “soon”…

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2010/08/12 at 7:17 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ベン

訓読み (くんよみ): つと・める

部首 (ぶしゅ): 力 (ちから)

Meaning: exertion

Notes:

勉強

べんきょう
study

勤勉

きんべん
industriousness, diligence

 

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Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

Written by bunkalearner

2010/08/11 at 8:02 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ジ、チ

訓読み (くんよみ): おさ・める、おさ・まる、なお・る、なお・す

部首 (ぶしゅ): 氵 (さんずい)

Meaning: reign, rule, govern, quell, cure, heal, subdue, calm down

Notes:

宇治

うじ
Uji prefecture

自治

じち
self government, autonomy

治安

ちあん
public order

治める

おさめる
govern, quel; be at peace, clamp down, lessen

治す

なおす
heal, cure

 

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Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/08/10 at 8:17 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ウ

訓読み (くんよみ): Freebie!

部首 (ぶしゅ): 宀 (うかんむり)

Meaning: space, heaven, eaves, roof

Notes:

宇宙

うちゅう
space, the cosmos

気宇

きう
grand, magnanimous, breadth of mind or thought

宇治

うじ
Uji prefecture

 

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Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/08/09 at 8:18 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ミツ

訓読み (くんよみ): ひそ・か

部首 (ぶしゅ): 宀 (うかんむり)

Meaning: density, thickness; secrecy;  minute, detailed

Notes:

秘密

ひみつ
secret, secrecy

“coupons for mystery dessert #9797″ from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle. (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

密集

みっしゅう
crowd, close formation, dense

密か

ひそか
secret, private, surreptitious

 

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Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/08/08 at 8:17 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ヒ

訓読み (くんよみ): ひ・める

部首 (ぶしゅ): 禾 (のぎへん)

Meaning: secret, conceal

Notes:

秘密

ひみつ
secret, secrecy

“coupon for mystery dessert #9797″ from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle. (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.);

神秘

しんぴ
mystery (of life, existence, the universe, etc)

秘める

ひめる
to keep secret, often seen as 胸に秘める (むねにひめる).

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Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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2010/08/07 at 8:08 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ルイ

訓読み (くんよみ): たぐい

部首 (ぶしゅ): 頁 (おおがい)

Meaning: class, group, kind, category

Notes:

種類

しゅるい
variety, type, kind

親類

しんるい
relatives, kin

衣類

いるい
clothing, clothes

“Narita Airport coat pickup #1008″ from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle. (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

 

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Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

Written by bunkalearner

2010/08/06 at 8:14 am

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