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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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Written by bunkalearner

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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Written by bunkalearner

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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Written by bunkalearner

2010/08/07 at 8:08 am

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音読み (おんよみ): カツ

訓読み (くんよみ): わり、わ・る、さ・く

部首 (ぶしゅ):(りっとう

Meaning:
of the kanji itself: proportion, divide, split, cut, separate, split
in usage as a single kanji, or as 割り:  many meanings, see below

Notes:

割・割り

1. Rate, ratio or percentage.  e.g. 3割 can mean 30 %
2. Assignment or role
3.  Profit
4.  Sumo match or matches

Kanji compounds:

分割

ぶんかつ
partition, division, segmentation

割り算

わりざん
division (in mathematics)

割り当て

わりあて
quota

割引

わりびき
discount

“ETC discount for Aqualine commuters #7703” from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle.  (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.22 8:18

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Written by bunkalearner

2010/05/22 at 8:08 am

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音読み (おんよみ): キ

訓読み (くんよみ): あぶ・ない、あや・うい、あや・ぶむ

部首 (ぶしゅ):(ふしづくり

Meaning:  dangerous

Notes:

危険

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

“safety poster #9913” from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle.  (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

安危

あんき
fate, safety, welfare

危うい

あやうい
precarious, dangerous, critical, grave, narrow, close– often this word is used to express the speaker’s worry or anxiety about the situation.

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.19 8:15

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2010/05/19 at 8:15 am

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音読み (おんよみ): コウ、ク

訓読み (くんよみ): べに、くれない

部首 (ぶしゅ):(いとへん

Meaning: crimson, deep red

Notes:

紅葉

こうよう
autumn leaves’ color change

紅茶

こうちゃ
black tea

“午後の紅茶 エスプレッソティー” from Flickr member k14.  (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

深紅

しんく
scarlet, deep crimson

紅生姜

べにしょうが
red ginger

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.10.10 12:53

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2010/05/10 at 7:53 am

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音読み (おんよみ): カク

訓読み (くんよみ): かわ

部首 (ぶしゅ):革(つくりがわ

Meaning: leather, skin, hide

Notes:

革新的

かくしんてき
innovative, reformist

変革

へんかく
revolution, reform, change, upheaval

革ジャン

かわジャン
leather jacket

“leather jackets (革ジャン)#7961” from Flickr member Nemo’s great uncle (Click image to enlarge.  Original image is here.)

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.09.15 8:10

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Written by bunkalearner

2010/04/15 at 8:10 am