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Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 9:33:52 PM
Daemon wrote:

(adjective) Strikingly appropriate and relevant.

Synonyms: apt, pertinent

Usage: The governor approached the warriors humbly and proclaimed their heroism loudly, flattering them with his well-timed and apposite compliments.

Kanji of the Day

テキ まと dì dí de

Jōyō Kanji : 4th Grade (JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)


Strokes 8-5-3

Frequency 37



❶ⓐ target, mark, bull’s eye

ⓑ right on target, accurate

標的 hyōteki target, mark ひょうてき

射的 shateki target practice, shooting しゃてき

目的 mokuteki object, purpose もくてき

的中する tekichū suru hit the mark, hit (on) it てきちゅうする

的確な tekikaku na precise, accurate, exact てきかくな

合目的的 gōmokutekiteki pertinent...apt...apposite ごうもくてきてき

Pray Applause apposite Sick

理論的側面については、ピーターソンの主張は我々の議論に合目的的関係がある Riron-teki sokumen ni tsuite wa, pītāson no shuchō wa wareware no giron ni gōmokutekiteki kankeigāru As for the theoretical side, Peterson’s claim is apposite to our discussion りろんてきそくめんについては、ぴたあそんのしゅちょうはわれわれのぎろんにごうもくてきてきかんけいがある

反射的 hanshateki reflexive, reflecting はんしゃてき

❷ suffix for forming adjective from nouns or word elements -- used to express resemblance, relation or the like (similar to English -tic or -al)

劇的な gekiteki na dramatic げきてきな

歴史的 rekishiteki historical れきしてき

合理的な gōriteki na national, logical, reasonable ごうりてきな

法的 hōteki legal, legalistic ほうてき

私的な shiteki na private, personal してきな

規則的 kisokuteki systematic, regular きそくてき

知的 chiteki intellectual, mental ちてき

国際的な kokusaiteki na international こくさいてきな

❸ suffix indicating endearment or derision -- often attached to a person's name (similar to boy in Jimmy Boy)

権的 gonteki nickname for 権兵衛 gonbē ごんてき


【mato 的】 target, mark; object, target

的外れの mato hazure no out of focus; off the point まとはずれの

的に達しない mato ni tasshinai fall short of the mark まとにたっしない



モク ボク め -め ま- mù


ヒョウ biāo

modifier suffix

ジョ にょ ごとし rú


teki ➳ 


Man Ray, Reproduction d'une photographie de la Mariée Mise à Nu par ses célibataires (Reproduction of a photograph of the Bride Last Nude by her Bachelors)
Même de Marcel Duchamp lors de l'exposition de la société anonyme au Brooklyn Museum en 1926-1927, vers 1930
Négatif au gélatino bromure d'argent sur verre (Negative gelatin silver bromide glass) 18 x 13 cm
Paris, Centre Pompidou.
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 9:33:23 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 9:32:54 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 6:17:33 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 6:17:02 PM
Daemon wrote:

(adjective) Willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest.

Synonyms: biddable

Usage: She was too acquiescent to challenge authority and did everything she was told.

Kanji of the Day

モク だまる もだす mò

Jōyō Kanji : High School (8TH Grade ~ JLPT אַחַת)


Strokes 15-11-4

Frequency 1337



silent, taciturn

ⓑ (unexpressed) silent, tacit

黙秘する mokuhi suru keep silent, keep secret もくひする

黙禱 mokutō silent prayer もくとう

黙読する mokudoku suru read silently もくどくする

沈黙 chinmoku silence, reticence, taciturnity ちんもく

寡黙な kamoku na silent, taciturn, reticent かもくな

黙認 mokunin tacit [silent] approval, toleration もくにん

黙認の mokunin no biddable...acquiescent もくにんの

Liar Boo hoo! acquiescent Shame on you

日本人女性が黙認ので、いつも夫にしたがうというのは嘘です。 Nipponjinjosei ga mokunin'node, itsumo otto ni shitagau to iu no wa usodesu. The idea that Japanese women are acquiescent and always obedient to their husbands is a lie. にっぽんじんじょせいがもくにんので、いつもおっとにしたがすというのはうそです。

熟思黙想 jukushimokusō considering (a matter) carefully and silently, being lost in silent contemplation じゅくしもくそう

黙許 mokkyo tacit permission もっきょ

暗黙の anmoku no tacit あんもくの


【mokusuru 黙する】 keep silent


【dama(ru) 黙る】 become silent, shut one’s mouth

黙り danmari silence; taciturnity; refusing explanation; pantomime だんまり

黙り込む damarikomu sink into silence だまりこむ

【moda(su) 黙す】 be silent; leave something unattended

黙し難い modashigatai be unable to decline もだしがたい



セイ ジョウ しず- しずか しずまる しずめる jìng


ジャク セキ さび さびしい さびれる さみしい jì


カン xián


moku ➳ 


George Grosz, “Daum” marries her pedantic automaton “George” in May 1920
John Heartfield is very glad of it, 1920
Watercolor and collage, 42 x 30.2 cm
Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 6:15:47 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:49:39 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:48:35 PM
Daemon wrote:

(adjective) Lacking grace or ease of movement or form.

Synonyms: clumsy, clunky, gawky, unwieldy

Usage: He was a gawky lad with long ungainly legs, but she thought he was the most handsome boy she had ever seen.

Kanji of the Day

キ うつわ qì

Jōyō Kanji : 4th Grade (JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)


Strokes 15-3-12

Frequency 543



❶ [original meaning] vessel, receptacle, container

容器 yōki receptacle, container, vessel ようき

陶器 tōki pottery, porcelain, chinaware とうき

便器 benki toilet bowl, urinal べんき

食器 shokki tableware, dinner set しょっき

花器 kaki flower vase [bowl] かき

❷ [also suffix] instrument, device, appliance, implement, utensil

器具 kigu utensil, implement, appliance きぐ

器械 kikai instrument, apparatus, appliance きかい

楽器 gakki musical instrument がっき

機器 kiki machinery and tools, apparatus きき

計器 keiki meter, gauge; instrument けいき

兵器 heiki arms, weapon, ordnance へいき

注射器 chūshaki syringe ちゅうしゃき

消火器 shōkaki fire extinguisher しょうかき

電熱器 dennetsuki electric heater, electric cooker でんえつき

聴診器 chōshinki stethoscope ちょうしんき

❸ [also suffix] organ (of the body)

器官 kikan (body) organ きかん

臓器 zōki internal organs, viscera ぞうき

呼吸器 kokyūki respiratory organs こきゅうき

消化器 shōkaki digestive organs しょうかき

④ capacity, ability, talent

器量 kiryō ability, capacity; personal appearance; dignity きりょう

器用な kiyō na skillful, clever, ingenious きような

大器 taiki person of great talent たいき

不器用 bukiyō unwieldy, gawky, clunky, clumsy, ungainly ぶきよう

Pray Boo hoo! ungainly Eh?

基本的に、不器用な人だから・・・それが崇っているんだろう Kihontekini, bukiyōna hitodakara sore ga Takashi tte iru ndarou She's basically ungainly so...I guess she looks up to that sort of thing きほんてきに、ぶきようなひとだから。。。それがたかしいっているんだろう


【ki 器】 capacity, ability; person of capability

宰相の器 saishō no ki person qualified for prime minister さいしょうのき


【utsuwa 器】 vessel, receptacle; capacity, ability

奇麗な器 kirei na utsuwa beautiful bowl きれいなうつわ

その器ではない sono utsuwa de wa nai not be fit for, not be equal to そのうつわではない



ロウ かご こめる こもる lóng lǒng

measuring instrument

ギ yí


キ はた jī


ki ➳ 


Sophie taeuber Arp, Angela (Marionette for Konig Hirsch by Carlo Gozzi)
1918. Turned, painted wood; overall, 19 x 4 in.
Museum Bellerive, Zurich
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:47:35 PM
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