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音読み (おんよみ): コク

訓読み (くんよみ): たに

部首 (ぶしゅ):谷(たに)

Meaning:  valley

Notes:

けい谷

けいこく
valley, ravine, canyon

谷底

たにぞこ
bottom of a valley or ravine

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.31 10:17

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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2010/05/31 at 8:17 am

Weekly Review: 算・計・重・紙・表・向・横

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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:

算・計・重・紙・表・向・横

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2010/05/30 at 11:30 am

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おんよみ: オウ, コウ

くんよみ: き、こ

ぶしゅ:黄(き)

Meaning:  yellow

Notes:

黄金

おうごん
gold

黄河

こうが
The Yellow River in China

黄色

きいろ
yellow

黄金色

こがねいろ
gold colored

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.30 8:41

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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2010/05/30 at 8:14 am

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音読み (おんよみ): オウ

訓読み (くんよみ): よこ

部首 (ぶしゅ):木(きへん)

Meaning:  beside, next to, sideways, horizontal, width

Notes:

横断する

おうだんする
cut across, transverse, cross

横向き

よこむき
turned sideways, landscape orientation

横転

おうてん
turning sideways, a barrel roll, flip over

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.29 8:08

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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2010/05/29 at 8:08 am

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音読み (おんよみ): コウ

訓読み (くんよみ): む・く、む・ける、む・かう、む・こう

部首 (ぶしゅ):口(くち)

Meaning:  facing, approaching, moving towards, over there

Notes:

方向

ほうこう
direction, orientation

横向き

よこむき
turned sideways, landscape orientation

表向き

おもてむき
official/public version, the outward appearance of something

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.28 8:12

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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2010/05/28 at 8:12 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ヒョウ

訓読み (くんよみ): おもて、あらわ・す、あらわ・れる

部首 (ぶしゅ):衣(ころも)

Meaning:  chart, diagram, table; surface

Notes:

表紙

ひょうし
front cover or binding of a book

表向き

おもてむき
official/public version, the outward appearance of something

表す

あらわす
reveal, express, stand for, show, display

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.27 8:40

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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2010/05/27 at 8:04 am

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音読み (おんよみ): シ

訓読み (くんよみ): かみ

部首 (ぶしゅ):(いとへん

Meaning:  paper

Notes:

紙一重

かみひとえ
paper-thin (a “razor’s edge”, the slightest difference)

表紙

ひょうし
front cover or binding of a book

紙上

しじょう
to be on paper, in print in a newspaper or letter

千代紙

ちよがみ
brightly colored origami paper

“和染千代紙” from Flickr member kozika. (Click image to enlarge. Original image is here.)

Written by bunkalearner

2010/05/26 at 8:15 am