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Daemon wrote:
rattlebrained

(adjective) Giddy and talkative; foolish.

Synonyms: rattlepated, scatterbrained, scatty

Usage: Grandpa's rattlebrained, crackpot ideas always made us laugh.


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バ マ うま うま- ま mǎ


Jōyō Kanji : 2nd Grade (JLPT שְׁלוֹשָׁה)

RADICAL 187
Standard form: 馬 uma 'horse'
Left variant: 🏇 umahen
Description: used in characters related to horses or their qualities

Strokes 10-10-0

Frequency 531

▶HORSE

COMPOUNDS

❶ [also suffix] [original meaning] horse

馬車 basha horse-drawn carriage, coach, wagon ばしゃ

馬力 bariki horsepower; energy, effort; cart, wagon ばりき

馬身 bashin horse's length ばしん

馬肉 baniku horsemeat ばにく

乗馬 jōba horse riding じょうば

競馬 keiba horse racing けいば

竹馬の友 chikuba no tomo childhood friend, old playmate ちくばのとも

関西馬 kansaiba Kansai horse かんさいば

❷ name of chess piece in shogi (Japanese chess): keima, knight; narikaku, promoted bishop

桂馬 keima keima, knight けいま

竜馬 ryūme narikaku, promoted bishop りゅうめ

❸ candidate (for an election)

出馬する shutsuba suru come forward as a candidate; go in person しゅつばする

有力馬 yūryokuba hopeful [promising, strong] candidate ゆうりょくば

④ used phonetically for ba or ma

馬鹿 baka fool, blockhead; nonsense ばか

馬く maruku (Deutsche) mark ㍆

馬鹿馬鹿しい bakabakashī scatty, scatterbrained, rattlepated, rattlebrained ばかばかしい



Pray Applause rattlebrained Eh?


彼の話は馬鹿馬鹿しいと言ってもいいくらいだった。 Kare no hanashi wa bakabakashī to itte mo ī kuraidatta. His speech verged on the rattlebrained. かれのはなしはばかばかしいといってもいいくらいだった。

巴奈馬 panama...Panama ぱなま

KUN

【uma 馬】

➀ⓐ horse, pony

ⓑ vaulting horse

馬が合う uma ga au get on well (with a person) うまがあう

勝馬 kachiuma winning horse かちうま

竹馬 takeuma (=chikuba) stilts たけうま

keima, narikaku (shogi chess pieces) (⇒❷)

③ stepping ladder

④ person who accompanies a reveler home to collect payment

付け馬 tsukeuma person who accompanies a reveler home to collect payment つけうま

【uma- 馬-】 the larger of a species of animals or plants

馬蝿 umabae horse botfly うまばえ

【ma 馬】 [in compounds] horse

馬子 mago packhorse driver まご

絵馬 ema votive picture of a horse えま

SYNONYMS

FLEET STEED



シュン スン NAMES する とし はやし jùn


HORSE (elegant)



ク こま jū


the Horse



ゴ うま wǔ


USAGE

uma



➀ⓐ horse, pony

ⓑ vaulting horse

keima, narikaku (shogi chess pieces)

③ stepping ladder

④ person who accompanies a reveler home to collect payment



seventh sign of the Oriental zodiac: the Horse

HOMOPHONES

uma ➳ 

COMPOUND FORMATION

馬鹿 baka

馬鹿 ‘fool, blockhead; nonsense’ is a unrelated to its constituent elements of 馬 ④ ‘horse’ and 鹿 ‘deer’, but is a transliteration of the Sanskrit word moha ‘ignorance’.

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Catherine Wermester, Grosz, L'homme le plus triste d'Europe, Ed. Allia
Pour les francophones : c'est un fantastique et brillant ouvrage consacré à la vie et l'oeuvre de George Grosz!
(The saddest man in Europe, Ed. Allia
For francophones: it is a fantastic and brilliant book dedicated to the life and work of George Grosz!)
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Daemon wrote:
agonistic

(adjective) Striving to overcome in argument.

Synonyms: combative

Usage: The incumbent's aggressive, agonistic approach to the debate alienated many of his supporters.


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ヤク くすり yào


Jōyō Kanji : 3rd Grade (JLPT שָׁלוֹשׁ)

RADICAL 140

Strokes 16-3-13

Frequency 911

▶DRUG

COMPOUNDS

❶ [also suffix] [original meaning] drug, medicine, remedy, pharmaceutical

薬剤 yakuzai medicine, drugs やくざい

薬品 yakuhin medicine, drug; chemicals やくひん

薬局 yakkyoku drugstore, pharmacy やっきょく

薬効 yakkō effect of a medicine やっこう

麻薬 mayaku narcotic, drug まやく

医薬 iyaku medicine, drug; medical practice and dispensary いやく

製薬 seiyaku pharmaceutical manufacture せいやく

妙薬 myōyaku miracle drug, golden remedy みょうやく

作用薬 sayōyaku combative...agonistic さようやく



Shame on you Whistle agonistic Eh?


彼の言葉は私の作用薬心をあおった Kare no kotoba wa watashi no sayō-yaku kokoro o aotta His words aroused my agonistic spirit かれのことばはわたしのさようやくこころをあおった

胃腸薬 ichōyaku medicine for the stomach and bowels いちょうやく

❷ chemical, compound

農薬 nōyaku agricultural chemicals のうやく

試薬 shiyaku (chemical) reagent しやく

火薬 kayaku gunpowder かやく

爆薬 bakuyaku explosive compound, blasting powder ばくやく

INDEPENDENT

【yaku 薬】 slang dope, narcotics

薬を打つ yaku o utsu inject a unit of dope やくをうつ

KUN

【kusuri 薬】 drug, medicine, remedy; powdered medicine, pill; chemical; enamel, glaze; benefit

生薬 kigusuri crude drug, crude medicine, natural remedy きぐすり

薬屋 kusuriya drugstore くすりや

飲み薬 nomigusuri medicine, internal medicine のみぐすり

風邪薬 kazegusuri remedy for a cold かぜぐすり

上薬 uwagusuri glaze, enamel うわぐすり

薬になる kusuri ni naru be beneficial (to), do (a person) good くすりになる

SYNONYMS

❶ medicines

PREPARATION



ザイ jì


PILL



ジョウ dìng


pill suffix



ガン まる まる まるい まるめる wán


HOMOPHONES

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Daemon wrote:
dissonance

(noun) The auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience.

Synonyms: noise, racket

Usage: Maddening church bells of all degrees of dissonance, sharp and flat, cracked and clear, fast and slow, made the brick-and-mortar echoes hideous.


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キョウ xié


Jōyō Kanji : 4th Grade (JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)

RADICAL 24

Strokes 8-2-6

Frequency 186

▶COOPERATE

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ [original meaning] cooperate, collaborate, work together; be in harmony

ⓑ [also suffix] abbrev. of 協会 kyōkai and 協同組合 kyōdōkumiai: association, cooperative

協力する kyōryoku suru cooperate, collaborate, work together きょうりょくする

協同 kyōdō cooperation, collaboration, association きょうどう

協調 kyōchō cooperation, harmony きょうちょう

協賛 kyōsan support, cooperation きょうさん

協奏曲 kyōsōkyoku concerto きょうそうきょく

不協和音 fukyōwaon racket...noise...dissonance ふきょうわおん



Pray Boo hoo! dissonance Eh?


大きな意見の不協和音があることが時々ある。 Ōkina iken no fukyōwaon ga aru koto ga tokidoki aru. It sometimes is the case that there is a lot of dissonance. おうきないけんのふきょうわおんがあることがときどきある。

協会 kyōkai association, society きょうかい

世界ボクシング協 sekai bokushingu-kyō World Boxing Association せかいぼくしんぐきょう

農協 nōkyō agricultural cooperative のうきょう

協力者 kyōryokusha cooperative worker きょうりょくしゃ

生協 seikyō cooperative association [society] せいきょう

日米協 nichibeikyō Japan United States Cultural Exchange Association にちべいきょう

❷ⓐ reach an agreement, agree upon, make an agreement

ⓑ abbrev. of 協議会 kyōgikai: conference, council

協議 kyōgi conference, deliberation きょうぎ

協議会 kyōgikai conference, council きょうぎかい

協商 kyōshō entente, agreement きょうしょう

協約 kyōyaku pact, convention, agreement きょうやく

協定 kyōtei agreement, pact きょうてい

妥協 dakyō compromise, agreement, understanding だきょう

経協 keikyō Management Conference けいきょう

SYNONYMS

join hands



ケイ たずさえる たずさわる xié


union



ソ くむ くみ -ぐみ zǔ


ALLIANCE



メイ méng míng


HOMOPHONES

kyō ➳ 

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George Grosz, Twiligh. Study for the Central Figure of «Twilight» (verso), 1922
Watercolour and ink on paper, 52.3 x 40.5 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
© Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
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Daemon wrote:
exhilaration

(noun) The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated.

Synonyms: excitement

Usage: Few Yosemite visitors ever see snow avalanches and fewer still know the exhilaration of riding on them.


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ゲン ガン もと yuán


Jōyō Kanji : 2nd Grade (JLPT שָׁלוֹשׁ)

RADICAL 10

Strokes 4-2-2

Frequency 356

▶ORIGIN

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ origin, beginning, original state

ⓑ original, first, basic

ⓒ beginning of a new period, first year of a new era

還元 kangen restoration; reduction, deoxidization かんげん

元祖 ganso originator, pioneer がんそ

紀元二千年 kigen nisennen year 2000 of the Christian era きげんにせんえん

元禄 genroku Genroku era (1688.9.30-1704.3.13) げんろく

❷ primordial energy of the universe

元気 genki vigor, energy; spirits; health げんき

元気印 genkijirushi excitement...exhilaration げんきじるし



Applause Boo hoo! exhilaration Eh?


元気印の連続に、あっというまもなく30分のショウタイムが過ぎてしまいました。 Genkijirushi no renzoku ni, atto iu mamonaku 30-bu no shōtaimu ga sugite shimaimashita. In all the exhilaration the 30 minute show-time passed in a flash. げんきじるしのれんぞくに、あっというまもなく30ぶのしょうたいむがすぎてしまいました。

❸ (original amount) principal, capital

元金 gankin principal, capital がんきん

④ⓐ element, unit, basic element, essence, entity

math element, dimension

二元論 nigenron dualism にげんろん

単位元 tan’igen unit element たんいげん

math unknown quantity

多元方程式 tagen hōteishiki plural equation たげんほうていしき

❻ (Chinese monetary unit) yuan

百元 hyakugen 100 yuan ひゃくげん

❼ Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 A.D.) (Chinese dynasty ruled by the Mongols)

元寇 genkō the Mongolian Invasions げんこう

❽ⓐ [original meaning] head

ⓑ (leading figure) head, leader, chief, eldest

元首 genshu ruler, sovereign げんしゅ

INDEPENDENT

【gen 元】 yuan; Yuan Dynasty; math element

KUN

【moto 元】

➀ⓐ origin, beginning, genesis

ⓑ [also suffix] place of origin, source

ⓒ one’s origin, one's antecedents, one’s past

ⓓ (something that brings about a result) origin, cause

火の元 hi no moto origin of a fire ひのもと

ガスの元栓を切る gasu no motosen o kiru turn the gas off at the main がすのもとせんをきる

身元(=身許) mimoto one's birth, one’s identity, one's background みもと

② [also prefix] former, ex-, one-time, past

元の通り moto no tōri as it was before もとのとおり

③ capital, principal; prime cost

元が掛かる moto ga kakaru cost much, be expensive もとがかかる

④ [formerly also 許] in the vicinity of, near (a person), with (someone), under (someone's roof)

⇒ see 許

⑤ [formerly also 素] raw material, base

⇒ see 素

SYNONYMS

beginning



ショ はじめ はじめて はつ はつ- うい- -そめる -ぞめ chū


Qing Dynasty



セイ ショウ シン きよい きよまる きよめる qīng


former



セン さき まず xiān


USAGE

moto



➀ⓐ origin, beginning, genesis

ⓑ [also suffix] place of origin, source

ⓒ one’s origin, one's antecedents, one’s past

ⓓ (something that brings about a result) origin, cause

② [also prefix] former, ex-, one-time, past

③ capital, principal; prime cost

④ [formerly also 許] in the vicinity of, near (a person), with (someone), under (someone’s roof)

⑤ [formerly also 素] raw material, base



➀ (the most important thing) basis, essential thing, principle

②ⓐ root (of a tree)

ⓑ counter for plants with roots

③ first half of a tanka poem



(underlying support) basis, foundation, grounds, authority



➀ lower part, bottom

② [in the form of 下に moto ni] (subject to the influence of) under (the supervision of)



[now usu. 元] in the vicinity of, near (a person), with (someone), under (someone's roof)



[now usu. 元] raw material, base

HOMOPHONES

moto ➳ 本 基 下 許 素

COMPOUND FORMATION

元気 genki

元気 ‘vigor (vigour) energy; spirits; health’ originally referred to the primordial energy (気) of the universe (元❷)

元服 genpuku

元服 ‘ceremony of attaining manhood’ originally referred to the ceremonial hat that was donned (服) on the head (元❽ⓐ)

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Probably Tristan Tzara, Poster for the Mouvement Dada : 8.Dada-Soirée, lithograph with collage additions, 69 x 99 cm,
Elaine Lustig Cohen Dada Collection,
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Daemon wrote:
doyen

(noun) The senior member of a group, profession, or society.

Synonyms: dean

Usage: Raffles regarded me with that tantalizing smile of his...and in a flash I was convinced that our most jealous enemy and dangerous rival, the doyen of an older school, had paid him yet another visit.


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セキ むしろ xí


Jōyō Kanji : 4th Grade (JLPT שְׁלוֹשָׁה)

RADICAL 50

Strokes 10-3-7

Frequency 338

▶SEAT

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ [also suffix] seat, one’s place

ⓑ [original meaning] reed mat, rush mat

席次 sekiji order of seats, seating precedence; class standing せきじ

座席 zaseki seat ざせき

議席 giseki seat (in an assembly house) ぎせき

席を取って置く sekiwototteoku to book (take) a seat せきをとっておく

即席の sokuseki no impromptu, offhand そくせきの

打席 daseki batter’s box; one’s turn at bat だせき

主席 shuseki top seat; the Chairman しゅせき

主席外交官 shusekigaikōkan dean...doyen しゅせきがいこうかん



Pray Boo hoo! doyen Eh?


主席外交官は、ためらうことなく永遠の英知を選んだ。 Shusekigaikōkan wa, tameraukoto haku eien no eichi o eranda. Without hesitating, the doyen selects infinite wisdom. しゅせきがいこうかんは、ためらうことはくえいえんのえいちをえらんだ。

指定席 shiteiseki reserved seat していせき

一般席 ippanseki general admission seat いっぱんせき

席巻する sekken suru sweep over (the whole land); make a conquest せっけんする

❷ meeting place, hall; meeting

席上で sekijō de at the meeting; on the occasion せきじょうで

出席 shusseki attendance, presence しゅっせき

欠席 kesseki absence, nonattendance けっせき

会席 kaiseki meeting place かいせき

宴席 enseki banquet hall, dinner party えんせき

❸ entertainment hall, variety hall, club

定席 jōseki regular hall, entertainment hall じょうせき

碁席 goseki go club ごせき

INDEPENDENT

【seki 席】 seat, one’s place; meeting place, room; occasion; vaudeville theater

席に着く seki ni tsuku take a seat せきにつく

公開の席で kōkai no seki de in public こうかいのせきで

KUN

【mushiro 席】 (straw) mat

SPECIAL READINGS

寄席 yose storyteller’s hall, variety hall よせ

SYNONYMS

place



ショ ところ -こ chù chǔ


PLACE (for specific activity)



ジョウ ば cháng chǎng


place



ザ すわる zuò


COMPOUND FORMATION

寄席 yose

寄席 ‘storyteller's hall, variety hall’ refers to the gathering of (寄せる yoseru) people at an entertainment hall (席)

HOMOPHONES

seki ➳ 

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atonement

(noun) Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong.

Synonyms: expiation, satisfaction

Usage: But Adam could receive no amends; his suffering could not be cancelled; his respect and affection could not be recovered by any prompt deeds of atonement.


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ザイ つみ zuì


Jōyō Kanji : 5th Grade (JLPT אַחַת)

RADICAL 122

Strokes 13-5-8

Frequency 856

▶CRIME

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ [also suffix] crime, offense, offence

guilt

罪状 zaijō offense, charges ざいじょう

罪人 zainin criminal, offender; sinner ざいにん

犯罪 hanzai offense, crime はんざい

余罪 yozai other crimes [charges] よざい

微罪 bizai minor offense, misdemeanor びざい

破廉恥罪 harenchizai infamous offense はれんちざい

有罪 yūzai guiltiness, guilt ゆうざい

無罪の muzai no not guilty, innocent むざいの

❷ sin

罪悪 zaiaku crime, sin, vice ざいあく

罪業 zaigō sin, iniquity ざいごう

罪障 zaishō sins ざいしょう

原罪 genzai original sin げんざい

同罪 dōzai same offense, same offence どうざい

❸ fault, demerit

功罪 kōzai merits and demerits こうざい

謝罪 shazai apology しゃざい

④ [also suffix] punishment, penalty

斬罪 zanzai decapitation ざんざい

流罪 ruzai banishment, exile るざい

死罪 shizai capital punishment; capital offense しざい

KUN

【tsumi 罪】 crime, offense; sin; sinful act; vice; punishment

罪する tsumisuru charge, sentence, punish つみする

罪人 tsumibito sinner つみびと

罪な事 tsumi na koto sinful act, trick, cruel thing つみなこと

罪滅ぼし tsumihoroboshi satisfaction...expiation...atonement つみほろぼし



Pray Boo hoo! atonement Eh?


彼の成功は当方にとって大きな罪滅ぼしでした Kare no seikō wa tōhō ni totte ōkina tsumihoroboshideshita His success was a great atonement to us かれのせいこうはとうほうにとっておうきなつみほろぼしでした

罪の無い tsumi no nai innocent, guiltless つみのない

罪に服する tsumi ni fukusuru submit to a sentence, admit an offense つみにふくする

SYNONYMS

OFFENSE



ハン ボン おかす fàn


wrong(doing)



ヒ あらず fēi


wrong



ジャ よこしま xié


HOMOPHONES

zai ➳ 

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Man Ray, Hans Richter, vers 1928
Négatif au gélatino bromure d'argent sur verre (Negative gelatin silver bromide glass) 9 x 6.5 cm
image obtenue par inversion des valeurs du scan du négatif (image obtained by inversion of the negative scan values)
Paris, Centre Pompidou
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hobgoblin

(noun) An object or a source of fear, dread, or harassment.

Synonyms: bugbear

Usage: But this encompassment of her own characterization ... was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy—a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.


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ギョ ゴ おん- お- み- yù


Jōyō Kanji : High School (8th Grade ~ JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)

RADICAL 60

Strokes 12-3-9

Frequency 836

▶GENERAL HONORIFIC TERM

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ [also prefix] general honorific term for conveying respect

general honorific prefix attached to Sino-Japanese compounds to convey humility

ⓒ honorific suffix conveying respect for persons, esp. for members of another’s family

御用 goyō your order, your business ごよう

御飯 gohan boiled rice; meal ごはん

御存じの方 gozonji no kata your acquaintance ごぞんじのかた

御意 gyoi your will, your pleasure ぎょい

御馳走 gochisō feast, treat ごちそう

御成功 goseikō your success ごせいこう

御両親 goryōshin your (honorable) parents ごりょうしん

御自身 gojishin yourself; himself, herself ごじしん

御案内申し上げます Goannai mōshiagemasu I shall be pleased to show you the way ごあんあいもうしあげます

御説明致します Gosetsumei itashimasu I beg to explain ごせつめいいたします

母御 hahago your mother ははご

嫁御 yomego bride よめご

女御 nyōgo court lady にょうご

❷ [also prefix] [honorific] imperial, emperor's

御所 gosho old imperial palace ごしょ

御物 gyobutsu (=gomotsu) imperial property ぎょぶつ

御製 gyosei emperor's poem or song ぎょせい

御苑 gyoen Imperial garden ぎょえん

御用邸 goyōtei imperial villa ごようてい

崩御 hōgyo demise [death] of an emperor ほうぎょ

❸ [formerly also 馭 gyo or 禦 gyo]

ⓐ handle (affairs), control, manage

ⓑ [original meaning] handle a horse well, train a horse

制御する seigyo suru control, govern, suppress せいぎょする

統御 tōgyo rule, control, management とうぎょ

御者 gyosha coachman, driver ぎょしゃ

④ [formerly also 禦 gyo] resist, keep out, ward off

防御する bōgyo suru defend, protect, safeguard ぼうぎょする

INDEPENDENT

【gyosuru 御する】 handle, control, manage; [formerly also 馭する] handle a horse well, train a horse

KUN

【on- 御-】 honorific prefix for conveying a greater degree of respect than o-

御身 onmi you [him]; your [his] honorable body おんみ

御大 ontai boss, governor おんたい

御中 onchū Messrs. おんちゅう

【o- 御-】

➀ⓐ general honorific prefix for conveying respect or politeness

ⓑ general honorific prefix for conveying humility

御顔 okao your (honorable) face おかお

御日様 ohisama sun おひさま

御美しい事 Outsukushii koto How beautiful! おうつくしいこと

御化け obake bugbear, hobgoblin おばけ



Shame on you Whistle hobgoblin Eh?


彼はいつものように突然御化けな笑みを浮かべた。 Kare wa itsumo no yō ni totsuzen o bakena emi o ukabeta. He gave his sudden, hobgoblin like grin. かれはいつものようにとつぜんおばけなえみをうかべた。

自動制御...jidōseigyo...automatic control じどうせいぎょ

御玉 otama ladle; egg おたま

御会い出来て嬉しゅう御座います Oai dekite ureshū gozaimasu I'm delighted to have the honor of seeing you おあいできてうれしゅうございます

② [also ⋎] prefix for conveying intimacy, esp. before names of women

御花さん ohanasan Ohana おはなさん

【mi- 御-】 honorific prefix -- used esp. in reference to religious matters or the emperor

主の御名 shu no mina the Lord's name しゅのみな

明治天皇の御代 meiji tennō no miyo reign of Emperor Meiji めいじてんおうのみよ

SYNONYMS

YOUR HONORABLE



キ たっとい とうとい たっとぶ とうとぶ guì


your honorable



ソン たっとい とうとい たっとぶ とうとぶ zūn


your honorable



レイ lìng lǐng


HOMOPHONES

o- ➳ 

COMPOUND FORMATION

御馳走 gochisō

御馳走 'feast, treat' is a combination of the honorific prefix 御, 馳 ‘run’ and 走 ‘run’. The idea is that a person who prepares a feast must run around to gather ingredients.

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rector

(noun) A person authorized to conduct religious worship.

Synonyms: curate, minister, parson, pastor

Usage: She was the daughter of a clergyman, and it was with her father, the rector of a village in Lincolnshire, that Mr. Carey had spent his last curacy.


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エン その yuán


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RADICAL 31

Strokes 13-3-10

Frequency 424

▶GARDEN

COMPOUNDS

❶ [sometimes also 苑] [also suffix] [original meaning] garden, park, plantation, farm

園芸 engei gardening, horticulture えんげい

田園 den’en fields and gardens, rural districts でんえん

庭園 teien garden, park ていえん

公園 kōen park, public garden こうえん

楽園 rakuen paradise らくえん

果樹園 kajuen fruit garden, orchard かじゅえん

public premises, institution

学園 gakuen educational institution, school がくえん

学園長 gakuenchō pastor, parson...minister...curate, rector がくえんちょう



Pray Boo hoo! rector Eh?


40代になるまでは学園長になるべきではない。 40-Dai ni naru made wa gakuen-chō ni narubekide wanai. A man shouldn't be a rector until he's in his forties. 40だいになるまではがくえんちょうになるべきでわない。

動物園 dōbutsuen zoo どうぶつえん

遊園地 yūenchi amusement park ゆうえんち

幼稚園 yōchien kindergarten ようちえん

❸ⓐ abbrev. of 幼稚園 yōchien: kindergarten

ⓑ counter for kindergartens

園児 enji kindergarten children えんじ

入園 nyūen entering kindergarten にゅうえん

四百園 yonhyakuen 400 kindergartens よんひゃくえん

④ [sometimes also 苑] suffix after names of business establishments such as restaurants and tea shops, esp. where there are gardens

永谷園 nagatanien Nagatanien (name of a tea shop) ながたにえん

INDEPENDENT

【en 園】 (our) kindergarten; park; zoo

園の方針 en no hōshin policy of our kindergarten えんのほうしん

KUN

【sono 園】 literary garden; institution

花園 hanazono flower garden はなぞの

学びの園 manabi no sono educational institution まなびのその

竹の園生 takenosonō bamboo garden, the imperial family たけのそのう

SYNONYMS

high-class restaurant suffix



カク gé


EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION



ガク まなぶ xué


RICE FIELD



デン た tián


USAGE

en



[sometimes also 苑] [also suffix] garden, park, plantation, farm



[sometimes also 園] Imperial garden, garden, park

★苑, now mostly replaced by 園, was formerly used in the sense of garden or farm, but is now more or less limited to the Imperial garden and proper names, such as 神宮外苑 jingūgaien.

HOMOPHONES

en ➳ 

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