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音読み (おんよみ): カツ

訓読み (くんよみ):freebie!

部首 (ぶしゅ): 氵 (さんずい)

Meaning: life, activity

Notes:

活用

かつよう
application, practical usage. In linguistics, means conjugation and/or declension of words

活気

かっき
liveliness, energetic

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.26 8:31

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2010/02/23 at 8:31 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ワ

訓読み (くんよみ): はな・す、はなし

部首 (ぶしゅ):  (ごんべん)

Meaning: speak, say, story, tale

Notes:

話題

わだい
subject, topic of something (conversation, etc)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.25 15:30

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2010/02/22 at 8:30 am

Weekly Review: 雨・雪・風・選・数・基・円

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Let’s take a look at the kanji we’ve seen this past week, from last Sunday to Saturday.  Can you and I  read, fully pronounce, and write the following kanji:

雨・雪・風・選・数・基・円

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2010/02/21 at 10:19 am

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音読み (おんよみ): セン

訓読み (くんよみ): さき

部首 (ぶしゅ):  (ひとあし)

Meaning: previous, prior, earlier, ahead

Notes:

50M先

ごじゅうメートルさき
50 meters ahead.  You’ll often see signs like this in Japan, like this:

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先日

せんじつ
the other day

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.24 9:38

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2010/02/21 at 8:23 am

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音読み (おんよみ): エン

訓読み (くんよみ): まる・い

部首 (ぶしゅ):  (どうがまえ)

Meaning: yen, circle (one that is flat/2-dimensional. 丸 can imply three dimensions.)

Notes:

円高

えんだか
a currency exchange rate that favors the yen

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.23 17:49

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2010/02/20 at 8:17 am

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音読み (おんよみ): キ

訓読み (くんよみ): もと、もとい

部首 (ぶしゅ):つち(土)

Meaning: base, basis

Notes:

基本

きほん
basic

基準

きじゅん
standard, the norm, basis, reference point/level

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.22 9:32

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2010/02/19 at 8:32 am

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音読み (おんよみ): スウ、ス

訓読み (くんよみ): かず、かぞ・える

部首 (ぶしゅ):攵 (のぶん)

Meaning: number, number of, amount, figure

Notes:

数寄屋

すきや
tea ceremony arbor, though usually refers to a style of construction

算数

さんすう
math, arithmatic

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.21 8:36

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2010/02/18 at 8:36 am