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音読み (おんよみ): ケン

訓読み (くんよみ): けわ・しい

部首 (ぶしゅ):(こざとへん

Meaning:  precipitous, steep, inaccessible or impregnable space

Notes:

危険

きけん
noun: danger, peril, hazard
adjective: dangerous

“Danger High Voltage #1763” from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle.  (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

険しい

けわしい
steep, inaccessible, impregnable

探検

たんけん
exploration, expedition

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.20 8:20

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2010/05/20 at 8:20 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ダン

訓読み (くんよみ): ことわ・る、た・つ

部首 (ぶしゅ): (おのづくり

Meaning: refuse, decline, dismiss

Notes:

断食する

だんじきする
to fast, go without food

断言

だんげん
assertion, declaration, affirmation

断つ

たつ
to sever, to cut off, suppress, abstain from

横断

おうだん
crossing, transverse

“九州横断特急” from Flickr member tsukikageyuu (Click image to enlarge. Original image is here.)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.16 8:07

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2010/05/16 at 8:07 am

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音読み (おんよみ): テキ

訓読み (くんよみ): かな・う

部首 (ぶしゅ): 辶(しんにょう

Meaning: suitable, qualified, acceptable

Notes:

適切な

てきせつな
pertinent or appropriate

最適

さいてき
optimum or most suitable

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.09.23 9:03

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2010/04/23 at 8:03 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ゼツ

訓読み (くんよみ): した

部首 (ぶしゅ):(した

Meaning: tongue

Notes:

毒舌

どくぜつ
abusive language

二枚舌

にまいじた
double-dealing, duplicitous

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.09.19 11:17

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2010/04/19 at 8:17 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ジュツ

訓読み (くんよみ): Freebie!

部首 (ぶしゅ):行(ぎょうがまえ

Meaning: art, technique, skill.

Notes:

Compare with 芸.  What is the difference in meaning and use?  芸 has a definite “performance and entertainment” connotation, where as 術 ‘s connotation is really more about craft, skill, and technique.

美術

びじゅつ
art (visual)

手術

しゅじゅつ
surgery

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.09.14 8:09

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2010/04/14 at 8:09 am

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音読み (おんよみ): カ

訓読み (くんよみ): かわ

部首 (ぶしゅ):氵(さんずい

Meaning: river

Notes:

河川

かせん
rivers

河岸

かわぎし
river bank, riverside

河童 <– Review!

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Kanji originally posted 2009.08.23 8:13

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2010/03/23 at 8:13 am

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音読み (おんよみ): ホ

音読み (くんよみ): たも・つ

部首 (ぶしゅ):にんべん(亻

Meaning: guarantee, preserve, keep safe

Notes:

保育園

ほいくえん
nursery school

保険

ほけん
insurance

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Kanji originally poster 2009.08.11 9:12

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2010/03/11 at 8:12 am