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Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:34:58 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:34:10 PM
Daemon wrote:
arduous

(adjective) Demanding great effort or labor; difficult.

Synonyms: backbreaking, grueling, laborious, toilsome, punishing, hard, heavy

Usage: The roofer's work was so arduous that he was forced to take numerous medications to relieve the pain in his back.


Kanji of the Day



シン すすむ すすめる jìn


Jōyō Kanji : 3rd Grade (JLPT שְׁלוֹשָׁה)

RADICAL 162

Strokes 11-3-6

Frequency 169

▶ADVANCE

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ [original meaning] (move forward in position) advance, go forward, proceed

ⓑ (move forward in rank) advance in rank, become promoted


進行する shinkō suru advance, make progress, go forward しんこうする

進路 shinro course, route しんろ

進出 shinshutsu advance, march; debouchment しんしゅつ

前進する zenshin suru advance, go ahead ぜんしんする

行進する kōshin suru march, parade こうしんする

突進する tosshin suru dash [rush] forward, push ahead とっしんする

二進する nishin suru advance to second (base) にしんする

進学 shingaku entering a school of higher grade しんがく

進級 shinkyū promotion (to a higher grade) しんきゅう

昇進 shōshin promotion, advancement しょうしん

❷ⓐ (make progress) advance, make progress, improve

ⓑ (aid the program of) advance, promote, further

進歩 shinpo progress, advancement, improvement しんぽ

進展 shinten development, progress しんてん

進化 shinka evolution, progress しんか

先進国 senshinkoku advanced [developed] nation [country] せんしんこく

躍進 yakushin rapid advance [progress] やくしん

推進する suishin suru propel, drive; promote すいしんする

促進する sokushin suru promote, spur on, facilitate そくしんする

増進する zōshin suru promote, improve, advance ぞうしんする

❸ⓐ present to a superior, proffer, offer

ⓑ do something for someone, esp. superior

進呈する shintei suru proffer, present しんていする

進物 shinmotsu gift しんもつ

寄進 kishin contribution, donation きしん

刻苦精進 kokkushōjin heavy, hard, punishing, toilsome, laborious, grueling, backbreaking, arduous こっくしょうじん



Whistle Dancing arduous Boo hoo!


なんと刻苦精進かばんだ! Nanto kokkushōjin kabanda! What an arduous bag! なんとこっくしょうじんかばんだ!

進取 shinshu...enterprise しんしゅ

進言 shingen counsel, advice (to a superior) しんげん

進講 shinkō lecturing to the emperor しんこう

注進 chūshin information, report (to a superior) ちゅうしん

KUN

【susu(mu) 進む】 

➀ⓐ (move forward in position) advance, go forward

ⓑ (of clocks) go too fast

進み出る susumideru step forward すすみでる

② (make progress) advance, make progress, be promoted

進み susumi progress すすみ

分明が進むに連れて bunmei ga susumu ni tsurete with the advance of civilization ぶんめいがすすむにつれて

大学へ進む daigaku e susumu enter a university だいがくへすすむ

③ feel inclined to

食が進む shoku ga susumu have a good appetite しょくがすすむ

【susu(meru) 進める】

➀ⓐ (cause to move forward in position) advance, move forward

ⓑ (raise in rank) advance, raise, promote

ⓒ set (a clock) ahead

軍を進める gun o susumeru move troops forward ぐんをすすめる

②ⓐ (aid the progress of) advance, promote, further

ⓑ stimulate, hasten

計画を進める keikaku o susumeru carry a plan forward けいかくをすすめる

工事を進める kōji o susumeru hasten [speed up] the works こうじをすすめる

SYNONYMS

BRIBE



ワイ まかなう huì


ENCOURAGE



ショウ すすめる jiǎng


encourage



カン すすめる quàn


USAGE

susumeru

進める

➀ⓐ (cause to move forward in position) advance, move forward

ⓑ (raise in rank) advance, raise, promote

ⓒ set (a clock) ahead

②ⓐ (aid the progress of) advance, promote, further

ⓑ stimulate, hasten

勧める

➀ⓐ urge, persuade, advise

ⓑ [sometimes also 奨める] encourage, promote, stimulate

② offer, present

奨める

[usu. 勧める] encourage, promote, stimulate

薦める

recommend (a person to a post or a product to a person)

HOMOPHONES

susumeru ➳ 勧 奨 薦

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Max Ernst, Les Cormorans, (groupe D, Cologne) The Cormorants 1920
collage, collection particulière (private collection), Paris.
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:33:23 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:38:06 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:37:28 PM
Daemon wrote:
bonhomie

(noun) A pleasant and affable disposition.

Synonyms: affability, affableness, amiableness, geniality, amiability

Usage: The good humor and bonhomie called up by this last evening amongst his old friends had disappeared.


Kanji of the Day



レイ NAMES たま あきら líng


Jinmeiyō Kanji : 9th Grade (JLPT אַחַת)

RADICAL 96

Strokes 9-4-5

Frequency 2046

▶TINKLING OF JADES

COMPOUNDS

❶ tinkling of jades, sound of jewels

玲玲 reirei [archaic] tinkling of jades れいれい

❷ brilliant, translucent, clear and bright

玲瓏たる reirōtaru clear...translucent...brilliant, sweetly ringing (as tinkling of jades) れいろうたる

八面玲瓏 hachimenreirō amiability, geniality, amiableness, affableness, affability, bonhomie はちめんれいろう



Applause Shame on you bonhomie Pray


彼女は、八面玲瓏のある笑顔で私に挨拶した。 Kanojo wa, hachimenreirō no aru egao de watashi ni aisatsu shita. She greeted me with a lovely smile and bonhomie. かのじょは、はちめんれいろうのあるえがおでわたしにあいさつした。

NAMES

玲子 reiko female name れいこ

玲二 reiji male name れいじ

SYNONYMS

reverberation



キョウ ひびく xiǎng


SOUND



オン -ノン イン おと ね yīn


VOICE



セイ ショウ こえ こわ- shēng


HOMOPHONES

rei ➳ 

▥ ART RELATION ▥










Hannah Höch, Love, 1931
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:36:57 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:52:13 PM
Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:51:30 PM
Daemon wrote:
escritoire

(noun) A writing table; a desk.

Synonyms: secretaire, writing table, secretary

Usage: In the large shining mahogany escritoire Mr. Osborne had a drawer especially devoted to his son's affairs and papers.


Kanji of the Day



キ つくえ jī


Jōyō Kanji : 6th Grade (JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)

RADICAL 75

Strokes 6-4-2

Frequency 1566

▶DESK

COMPOUNDS

● desk, table

机上 kijō top of desk; academic, theoretical きじょう

机辺 kihen around the desk [table] きへん

机下(=几下) kika under the desk きか

KUN

【tsukue 机】 [also suffix] desk, table

机でする仕事 tsukue de suru shigoto desk work [job] つくえでする

勉強机 benkyōzukue (writing) desk べんきょうずくえ

事務机 jimuzukue secretary, writing table, secretaire, escritoire じむずくえ



Pray Whistle escritoire Boo hoo!


中央には事務机が据えられていて、赤い革張りの回転椅子がそえてあった。 Chūō ni wa jimuzukue ga sue rarete ite, akai kawa-bari no kaiten isu ga soete atta. An escritoire stood in the centre, with a red leather swivel-chair. ちゅうおうにはじむずくえがすえられていて、あかいかわばりのかいてんいすがそえたあった。

八足の机 yatsuashinotsukue eight-legged table (used as a stand for religious offerings, etc.) やつあしのつくえ

八足の机 hassokunotsukue...eight-legged table (used as a stand for religious offerings, etc.) はっそくのつくえ

八つ足の机 yatsuashinotsukue eight-legged table (used as a stand for religious offerings, etc.) やつあしのつくえ

SYNONYMS

TABLE



タク zhuō


STAND



ダイ タイ tái tāi


table



キ ゴ それ その だい jī


HOMOPHONES

ki ➳ 

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Anonyme, Exposition “Entartete Kunst” (art dégénéré) au “Galeriegebäude am Münchener Hofgarten”, Ouverture le 19 juillet 1937. Mur sud : oeuvre de Georges Grosz, Nehmen Sie Dada ernst, es lohnt sich ! (Prenez Dada au serieux, ça vaut la peine!)
(degenerate art) to "Galeriegebäude am Münchner Hof Garten" Opening July 19, 1937. South wall: work of Georges Grosz, Ernst Nehmen Sie Dada, lohnt es sich! (Take Dada seriously, it's worth it!)
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Topic: Kanji of the Day
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:50:58 PM
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