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Daemon wrote:
furuncle

(noun) A painful sore with a hard pus-filled core.

Synonyms: boil

Usage: His doctor referred him to a dermatologist who would examine the furuncle on his leg.


Kanji of the Day



シュツ スイ でる -で だす -だす いでる いだす chū


Jōyō Kanji : 1st Grade (JLPT 4)
RADICAL 17
Strokes 5-2-3
Frequency 15

COMPOUNDS
❶ⓐ [original meaning] (of persons) go out, come out; depart, leave
ⓑ cause to go out (on a military expedition), dispatch (troops)
ⓒ (of things) come out, issue, flow out
出張 shucchou official tour...business trip しゅっちょう
御出来 odeki boil, furuncle おでき



furuncle


出産 shussan birth, delivery しゅっさん

KUN
お化けが出る Obake ga deru A ghost haunts the place おばけがでる
無くした時計が出て来た Nakushita tokei ga dete kita The lost watch was found なくしたとけいがでてきた
ビフテキが出た Bifuteki ga deta Beefsteak was served びふてきがでた
この道は海に出る Kono michi wa umi ni deru This path leads to the sea このみちわうみにでる
この毛ーターは百馬力出る Kono mōtā wa hyakubariki deru This motor has an output of 100hp このもうたあはひゃくばりきでる

SYNONYMS
START



ハツ ホツ たつ あばく fā


RETREAT



タイ しりぞく しりぞける ひく tuì


RISE



キ おきる おこる おこす たつ qǐ


radiate



ホウ はなす -っぱなし はなつ はなれる ほうる fàng


ORIGINATE



チョウ NAMES とし はじっめ ただし はつ zhào


initiate



ソウ つくる chuàng chuāng


HOMOPHONES
shutsu ➳ 

✾ ART RELATION ✾







Hannah Höch, Untitled, 1933, collage
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Daemon wrote:
baleen

(noun) A horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets.

Synonyms: whalebone

Usage: Baleen, formerly used in buggy whips, parasol ribs, and corsets, has largely been replaced by plastic in these items.


Kanji of the Day



ゲイ くじら jīng


Jōyō Kanji : High School (8th Grade ~ JLPT 1)
RADICAL 195
Strokes 19-11-8
Frequency 1694

COMPOUNDS
ⓐ [original meaning] whale
ⓑ huge like a whale
鯨肉 geiniku whale meat げいにく
鯨油 geiyu whale oil げいゆ
鯨骨 geikotsu whale bone げいこつ
巨鯨 kyogei huge whale きょげい
捕鯨 hogei whaling ほげい
白鯨 hakugei white whale...Moby Dick はくげい
鯨鬚 geishu whalebone, baleen げいしゅ



baleen


鯨飲馬食する geiin-bashoku suru drink like a fish and eat like a horse, eat mountains of food and drink oceans of liquor げいいんばしょくする
鯨波 geiha huge waves; battle cry げいは

SYNONYMS
ⓐ undomesticated mammals
MONKEY



エン さる yuán


DEER



ロク しか か lù


WILD BOAR



チョ いのしし い zhū


ELEPHANT



ショウ ゾウ かたどる xiàng


BEAR



ユウ くま xióng


TIGER



コウ とら NAMES たけ hǔ


☬ ART RELATION ☬







Max Ernst, illustration pour “Rencontre de deux sourires”, Les Malheurs des Immortels révélés par Paul Eluard et Max Ernst (illustration for "Meeting of two smiles," The Misfortunes of the Immortals revealed by Paul Eluard and Max Ernst)
ed. Paris, Librairie Six, 1922, Bibliothèque Doucet, Paris
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So sorry Calcifer Y, but I don't get it.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Ben Williams
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Hi boneyfriend!
May I suggest you skip this thread. Sometimes a serious learner I also have to.
Calcifer Y
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Daemon wrote:
cincture

(noun) A band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers.

Synonyms: waistband, waistcloth, girdle, sash

Usage: Their adornments were completed by passing a few loose folds of white tappa, in a modest cincture, around the waist.


Kanji of the Day



タイ おびる おび dài


Jōyō Kanji : 4th Grade (JLPT 2)
RADICAL 50
Strokes 10-3-7
Frequency 700

COMPOUNDS
❶ⓐ [also suffix] [original meaning] belt, sash, girdle, band, obi
engineering band
ⓒ [suffix] anat girdle
着帯する chakutai suru wear a maternity belt ちゃくたいする
三尺帯 sanjakuobi sash, girdle, waistcloth, waistband, cincture さんじゃくおび



cincture


肩甲帯 kenkōtai shoulder girdle けんこうたい
❷ [also suffix] (geographical area) belt, zone, region
バンアレン帯 ban’arentai Van Allen Belt ばんあれんたい
❸ wear (esp. at [on] the belt), bear, carry on one’s person, be armed with
携帯する keitai suru carry, bring with one, equip oneself with けいたいする
④ⓐ have, possess
ⓑ be tinged with (a color, colour), be charged with (electricity)
妻帯者 saitaisha married man さいたいしゃ
❺ work together, cooperate
帯同する taidō suru be accompanied by, take (a person) along たいどうする

KUN
【o(biru) 帯びる】 wear (esp. at [on] the belt), bear, carry on one's person be armed with; wear (a sad look), assume, have; be tinged with (a colour), be charged with (electricity); be entrusted with, be charged with (a mission)
使命を帯びる shimei o obiru be charged with a mission しめいをおびる
【obi 帯】 belt, sash, girdle, band; belting
袋帯 fukuroobi...double-woven obi ふくろおび

SYNONYMS
SPHERE



ケン quān juàn juān


locality



ホウ かた -かた -がた fāng


DRESS



ソウ ショウ よそおう zhuāng


HOMOPHONES
tai ➳ 

☤ ART RELATION ☤







Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara, "Un autre : taisez-vous, le langage n’est pas stenosteno, ni ce qui manque aux chiens!" (Another: silent, the language is not stenosteno or what is missing dogs) 1919
One of a series of broadsides commonly referred to as “Papillons Dada,”; intended for use as small posters and as leaflets for general distribution.
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Daemon wrote:
raring

(adjective) Full of eagerness; enthusiastic.

Synonyms: impatient

Usage: Standing at the starting line of the race, he shifted from foot to foot and was raring to go.


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キ ケ qì


Jōyō Kanji : 1st Grade (JLPT 4)
RADICAL 84
Strokes 6-4-2
Frequency 69

COMPOUNDS
❶ⓐ [original meaning] vapour, vapor, gas
air
雰意気 fun’iki atmosphere, mood ふんいき
④ⓐ vital energy, spirit, breath of life, vitality
ⓑ vital energy in Chinese medicine: ki, chi
意気盛んだ ikisakan da be in high spirits いきさかんだ
❼ⓐ spirit, mind, consciousness
ⓑ (emotional state) spirits, one's feelings, mood, frame of mind
正気 shōki consciousness; sanity, reason しょうき
❾ mind to do something, intention, will
気短 kimijika impatient, raring きみじか



raring


僕は若い頃は気短かだった。 Boku wa wakai koro wa kimijika kadatta. I was raring when I was young. ぼくわわかいころわきみかかだった。
⓫ [also suffix] sign, indication, symptom, trace, air
気高い kedakai noble, lofty, high-minded けだかい

INDEPENDENT
【ki 気】
気にする ki ni suru take to heart, be concerned きにする
⑧ vital energy in Chinese medicine: ki, chi
【ke 気】

SPECIAL READINGS
意気地 ikuji(=ikiji) pride, (a sense of) honor, honour, self-respect いくじ
気質 katagi spirit, character かたぎ

SYNONYMS
STEAM



キ qì


SOUL, spirit



コン たましい たま hún


SENSE (feeling)



カン gǎn


SWEET SMELL



コウ キョウ か かおり かおる xiāng


HOMOPHONES
ke ➳ 

COMPOUND FORMATION
元気 genki
元気 'vigor, energy...spirits, health’ originally referred to the primordial energy (気) of the universe (元).

┏ ART RELATION ┓







Sophie Taeuber, Munich, 1912.
Droits réservés
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paroxysm

(noun) A sudden uncontrollable attack.

Synonyms: convulsion, fit

Usage: Michael strained backward in a paroxysm of rage, making fierce short jumps to the end of the tether as he snarled and growled with utmost fierceness.


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ハツ ホツ たつ あばく fā


Jōyō Kanji : 3rd Grade (JLPT 4)
RADICAL 105
Strokes 9-5-4
Frequency 38

COMPOUNDS
❶ (bring into being) start, originate, initiate, give rise to, generate, produce
発想 hassō conception; music expression はっそう
❷ (come into being) start up, arise, become, occur
発狂する hakkyō suru go mad, become insane [crazy] はっきょうする
発奮(=発憤)する happun suru be stimulated, be inspired, be roused はっぷんする
発作 hossa fit, convulsion, paroxysm ほっさ



paroxysm


狭心症の発作が起きました。 Kyōshinshō no hossa ga okimashita. I had an angina attack. きょうしんしょうのほっさがおきました。
自発性 jihatsusei spontaneity, spontaneousness じはつせい
❸ⓐ (begin forward movement) start, depart, set out, leave
ⓑ departure
suffix indicating time or point of departure
八時発の列車 hachijihatsu no ressha train leaving at eight(8) はちじはつのれっしゃ
ニューヨーク発の便 nyūnyōkuhatsu no bin flight from New York にゅうようくはつのびん
❺ⓐ [original meaning] (emit a projectile) discharge, fire, shoot
ⓑ (be discharged) discharge, explode
ⓒ counter for shots or rounds
暴発 bōhatsu spontaneous discharge, accidental gun discharge ぼうはつ
⓮ [formerly 潑 hatsu] lively, energetic
活発な kappatsu na lively, active かっぱつな

INDEPENDENT
【hassuru 発する】 emit, radiate, send forth; issue (orders), promulgate; originate in; utter
源を湖水に発する minamoto o kosui ni hassuru rise [flow] from a lake みなもとをこすいにはっする

KUN
【ta(tsu) 発つ】 [now usu. 立つ] start (on a journey), leave, depart
東京を発つ tōkyō o tatsu leave Tokyo とうきょうをたつ
【aba(ku) 発く】 [usu. 暴く] disclose (a secret), expose (a crime), lay bare, divulge
秘密を発く himitsu o abaku disclose a secret ひみつをあばく

SYNONYMS
disclose



ボウ バク あばく あばれる bào


grow up



セイ ジョウ なる なす -なす chéng


grow



セイ ショウ いきる いかす いける うまれる うまれ うむ おう はえる はやす 気なま なま- なる なす むす -う shēng


HOMOPHONES
tatsu ➳ 立 建 起 経
abaku ➳ 暴♡

COMPOUND FORMATION
発達 hattatsu
発達する 'develop...grow, make progress' is to grow (発) and attain (達) perfection gradually.

☭ ART RELATION ☭ 







August Sander, Raoul Hausmann als Tänzer (Raoul Hausmann en danseur - Raoul Hausmann as dancer) 1929
Epreuve gélatino-argentique (Gelatin Silver Proof) 28.5 x 24.3 cm
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou
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Daemon wrote:
malediction

(noun) The calling down of a curse.

Synonyms: imprecation

Usage: They muttered maledictions and curses, but we ignored them.


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ヒョウ píng


Jōyō Kanji : 5th Grade (JLPT 1)
RADICAL 149
Strokes 12-7-5
Frequency 484

COMPOUNDS
❶ⓐ comment, criticize, review
ⓑ [also suffix] comment, criticism
書評 shohyō book reviews しょひょう
批評眼 hihyōgan critical eye...ひひょうがん
酷評 kokuhyō imprecation, malediction こくひょう



malediction


下馬評 gebahyō advance rumour (rumor), gossip げばひょう
映画評 eigahyō film review えいがひょう
❸ abbrev. of 評議会 hyōgikai: council
総評(=日本労働組合総評議会) sōhyō(=nihon rōdōkumiai sōhyōgikai) General Council of Trade Unions of Japan そうひょう(=にほんろどうくみあいそうひょうぎ
かい)

INDEPENDENT
【hyō 評】 comment, criticism; reputation
大方の評では ōkata no hyō de wa according to public opinion おおかたのひょうでは
【hyōsuru 評する】 comment, criticize

SYNONYMS
CRITICIZE



ヒ pī


TRY



シン shěn


DECIDE



ケツ きめる -ぎめ きまる jué


REGARD



シ shì


HOMOPHONES
hyō ➳ 

▷ ART RELATION ◁







Pour les francophones (For francophones) superbe lecture, aux éditions Allia :
“L'ensemble d'essais "L'Art est en danger” de George Grosz et Wieland Herzfelde a paru aux éditions Malik Verlag à Berlin, en 1925. Il donne son titre à ce volume qui comprend également “La canaille de l'art” de George Grosz et John Heartfield et enfin “Sur le photomontage” du militant et philosophe Günther Anders
(The set of tests "Art is in danger" by George Grosz and Wieland Herzfelde met Malik Verlag in Berlin in 1925. It is the title of this volume which also includes "The rabble of the art" of George Grosz and John Heartfield and finally "on the photomontage" activist and philosopher Günther Anders)
Traduit de l'allemand et précédé de “"Œil armé” & monstres photogéniques" par Catherine Wermester (Translated from German and preceded by "" armed Eye "& photogenic monsters" by Catherine Wermester)
Avec des dessins de George Grosz et des photomontages de John Heartfield" (With drawings of George Grosz and John Heartfield's photomontages")
(source, éditions allia)
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Daemon wrote:
interlanguage

(noun) A common language used by speakers of different languages.

Synonyms: lingua franca, koine

Usage: Koine Greek was the interlanguage of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean.


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ゴ かたる かたらう yŭ yù


Jōyō Kanji : 2nd Grade (JLPT 5)
RADICAL 149
Strokes 14-7-7
Frequency 265

COMPOUNDS
❶ⓐ [also suffix] language, speech
suffix for forming names for languages
英語 eigo English えいご
中間言語 chūkangengo koine, lingua franca, interlanguage ちゅうかんげんご



interlanguage


日本語 nihongo Japanese にほんご
④ tale, story, narrative, legend
落語 rakugo rakugo, Japanese-style comic story らくご

INDEPENDENT
【go 語】 word, term; speech, manner of speaking
語の意味 go no imi meaning of a word ごのいみ
ゲーテの語に曰く gēte no go ni iwaku according to Goethe げえてのごにいわく
語を結ぶ go o musubu conclude one's speech ごをむすぶ

KUN
【kata(ru) 語る】
語るに落ちる kataru ni ochiru to let slip a secret...to let the cat out of the bag かたるにおちる

SYNONYMS
SPEAK ELOQUENTLY



ベン わきまえる biàn bàn


SPEAK HUMBLY



もうす


SPEAK



ワ はなす はなし huà


SAY



レイ もどす もどる lì


STATE



ジュツ のべる shù


SET FORTH



チン chén


HOMOPHONES
kataru ➳ 
katari ➳ 

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Raoul Hausmann, D 2818 Phonem, (D 2818 phonème) 1921
Epreuve gélatino-argentique collée sur carton (Gelatin Silver Proof pasted on cardboard) 15.7 x 21.8 cm
Paris, Centre Pompidou
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multifarious

(adjective) Having great variety; diverse.

Synonyms: multifaceted, many-sided

Usage: This famous old French trading post continued to be a rallying point for a multifarious and motley population.


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マン バン よろず wàn mò


Jōyō Kanji : 2nd Grade (JLPT 4)
RADICAL 1*
Strokes 3-1-2
Frequency 115

COMPOUNDS
❶ ten thousand
万一 man'ichi(=man’itsu) if by any chance まんいち
❷ⓐ myriad, multitude, many
all
万歳 banzai Banzai!/Hurrah!/Long live...! ばんざい
千差万別 sensamanbetsu many-sided, multifaceted, multifarious せんさまんべつ



multifarious


一口に英会話教材といっても、千差万別だ。 Hitokuchi ni eikaiwa kyōzai to itte mo, sensabanbetsuda.They all get lumped together as English texts. But in fact these books are multifarious and wide-ranging. ひとくちにえいかいわきょうざいといっても、せんさばんべつだ。
❸ used phonetically for man
万引 manbiki shoplifting まんびき
④ [original meaning, now obsolete] scorpion

INDEPENDENT
【man 万】 ten thousand
【ban 万】 by any chance
万已むを得なければ ban yamu o enakereba if necessary ばんやむをえなければ

KUN
【yorozu 万】 ten thousand, myriad; all things, everything
万屋 yorozuya general dealer; Jack-of-all-trades よろずや

SYNONYMS
HUNDRED MILLION



オク yì


ten quadrillion



キョウ ケイ キン jīng


ABUNDANT



ユウ yù


VARIOUS



ショ もろ zhū


HOMOPHONES
man ➳ 

♫ ART RELATION ♫







Anonyme, Marcel Duchamp and Hans Richter with Rotoreliefs, 1947
Gelatin silver print, 9 3/8 x 7 3/16 inches (23.8 x 18.3 cm) Sheet: 10 3/16 x 8 inches (25.8 x 20.3 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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tyro

(noun) A beginner in learning something.

Synonyms: beginner, initiate, novice

Usage: I once heard a pirate swear, but his best efforts would have seemed like those of a tyro alongside of Perry's masterful and scientific imprecations.


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ベイ マイ メエトル こめ よね mǐ


Jōyō Kanji : 2nd Grade (JLPT 3)
RADICAL 119
Standard form: 米 kome 'rice'
Left variant:  komehen
Description: used in characters related to rice or rice products
Strokes 6-6-0
Frequency 76

▶RICE ▶AMERICA
COMPOUNDS
❶ [also suffix] rice
精米 seimai rice polishing; polished [white] rice せいまい
新米 shinmai novice (new rice), initiate, beginner, tyro しんまい



tyro


外米 gaimai foreign [imported] rice がいまい
その新米のセールスマンが、トップの販売実績をあげたやり方は指導員の目を見はらせた。 Sono shinmai no sērusuman ga, toppu no hanbai jisseki o ageta yarikata wa shidō-in no me o mi hara seta. The manner in which the tyro made top sales level was an eye-opener to his supervisor. そのしんまいのせえるすまんが、とっぷのはんばいじっせきをあげたやりかたわしどういんおめをみはらせた。
❷ⓐ America, United States; American
continent of America
米国 beikoku U.S.A. べいこく
米軍 beigun American armed forces べいぐん
米貨 beika American currency, U.S. dollar べいか
日米 nichibei Japan and U.S. にちべい
亜米利加 amerika America...United States of America アメリカ
渡米 tobei going to America とべい
欧米 ōbei Europe and America おうべい
南米 nanbei South America なんべい
全米 zenbei all-America, pan-American, all of America ぜんべい
対米 taibei relating to the USA, toward America, with America たいべい
中南米 chūnanbei Central and South America ちゅうなんべい
反米 hanbei anti-American はんべい
在米 zaibei being in the USA ざいべい
米人 beijin an American べいじん
亜米利加合衆国 amerikagasshūkoku United States of America あめりかがっしゅうこく
亜米利加杉 amerikasugi redwood あめりかすぎ
英米 eibei Britain-America えいべい
④ unclassified compounds
米寿 beiju 88 years old, one's 88th birthday べいじゅ

KUN
【yone 米】 elegant rice

SYNONYMS
COOKED RICE



ハン めし fàn


Canada



カ くわえる くわわる jià


EUROPE



オウ ōu


Australia



ゴウ えらい háo


Africa



ア お- おもねる ā ē


Asia



ア yà


COMPOUND FORMATION
米寿 beiju
米寿 '88 years old, etc.’ refers to one’s 88th birthday since 米 can be split into “ (variant of ハ), + and ハ, i.e., ハ+ハ or 88.

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Wieland Herzfelde, Eva und George Grosz, Rudolf Schlichter and John Heartfield, Berlin 1922
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Daemon wrote:
cumulonimbus

(noun) An extremely dense, vertically developed cumulus with a relatively hazy outline and a glaciated top extending to great heights, usually producing heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms.

Synonyms: thundercloud

Usage: The cumulonimbus looming above our heads did not bode well for the future of our barbecue.


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ウン くも -ぐも yún


Jōyō Kanji : 2nd Grade (JLPT 2)
RADICAL 173
Strokes 12-8-4
Frequency 1119

COMPOUNDS
❶ⓐ [original meaning] cloud
ⓑ something resembling a cloud
雲泥の差 undei no sa great difference (as between clouds and mud) うんでいのさ
鰯雲 iwashigumo cirro-cumulus, mackerel sky いわしぐも
雲形 unkei cloud formation, cloud-shaped うんけい
紫雲 shiun purple clouds...clouds on which Amida Buddha rides to welcome the spirits of the dead しうん
積乱雲 sekiran'un cumulonimbus せきらんうん
❷ (figuratively) as high as the clouds
青雲の志 seiun no kokorozashi high [lofty] ambition せいうんのこころざし

KUN
【-gumo -雲】 [suffix] cloud
入道雲 nyūdōgumo gigantic column of clouds (in summer), cumulonimbus, thundercloud にゅうどうぐも



cumulonimbus


キノコ雲 kinokogumo mushroom cloud (from a nuclear blast) きのこぐも

SYNONYMS
❶ kinds of atmospheric vapour
FOG



ム きり wù


MIST



カ かすみ かすむ xiá


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Tristan Tzara, Paul Eluard : “ Chaque spectateur est un intrigant, s’il cherche à expliquer un mot : connaître!” (Each spectator is an intriguing, if he tries to explain a word: know!) 1919
One of a series of broadsides commonly referred to as "Papillons Dada,"; intended for use as small posters and as leaflets for general distribution.
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Daemon wrote:
pressmark

(noun) A mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location.

Synonyms: call number, call mark

Usage: Long days spent examining pressmarks had taken a toll on the librarian's eyes.


Kanji of the Day



セイ シン こう うける qǐng


Jōyō Kanji : High School (8th Grade ~ JLPT 1)
RADICAL 149
Strokes 15-7-8
Frequency 620

COMPOUNDS
❶ [original meaning] request, ask, beg, solicit
請訓 seikun request for instruction せいくん
請求記号 seikyūkigō call mark, call number, pressmark せいきゅうきごう



pressmark


要請する yōsei suru request, demand ようせいする
❷ (request a person's presence) invite
招請 shōsei invitation しょうせい

INDEPENDENT
【shōjiru(=shōzuru) 請じる(=請じる, 請ずる, 招ずる)】 invite; usher in

KUN
【ko(u) 請う】

ⓐ undertake, take upon oneself
請け負う ukeou contract for, undertake うけおう

SYNONYMS
❶ request

APPEAL TO



ソ うったえる sù


REQUIRE



ヨウ いる yào yāo


ASK A FAVOUR



ガン ねがう -ねがい yuàn


SEEK



キュウ ぐ もとめる qiú


HOMOPHONES
kou ➳ 
ukeru ➳ 受 享 承

COMPOUND FORMATION
普請 fushin
普請 ‘building...construction’ originally meant to solicit (請) donations and voluntary labor from the public at large (普) for building Buddhist temples.

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Raoul Hausmann and Hannah Höch at the opening of the First International Dada Fair held at the Otto Burchard Gallery, Berlin 30 June 1920
Photo by Robert Sennecke
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