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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 始 (shi)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 始 (shi)

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MEANING:

commence, begin

HOW TO READ:

On: shi
Kun: haji.meru, -haji.meru, haji.maru

COMPOUNDS:

始め (hajime): beginning, start
原始 (genshi): origin, primeval
開始 (kaishi): start, beginning, initiation
年始 (nenshi): beginning of the year
始終 (shijuu): continuously
始動 (shidou): starting (machine), activation
始祖 (shiso): founder, originator
創始 (soushi): creation, founding
更始 (koushi): renewal, reform
始発 (shihatsu): first departure (of the day: train, bus, etc.)
始末 (shimatsu): dealing, getting rid of
終始 (shuushi): beginning and end, from beginning to end
始業 (shigyou): start of work
始めに (hajime ni): to begin with
始めて (hajimete): for the first time
始める (hajimeru): to begin, to start
始まる (hajimaru): to begin, to start
始まり (hajimari): origin, beginning
手始め (tehajime): outset, start
原始人 (genshijin): primitive man
後始末 (atoshimatsu): cleaning up afterwards
開始時刻 (kaishijikoku): starting time

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

こうなると、このノートどうにも始末できないな。
kou naru to, kono nooto do unimo shimatsu dekinai na.
But this means we can’t dispose of the notebook.


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事情さえ許せば、攻撃開始は今秋に予定している。
jijou sae yuruseba, kougeki kaishi wa konshuu ni yotei shite iru.
The attack is to be launched this autumn, if conditions are at all possible.

では臨時会議を始める。詳細は手元の資料を…
dewa rinji kaigi o hajimeru. shousai wa temoto no shiryou o…
We’ll now begin the meeting, take a look at the papers in front of you…

漂うにおいは塩素のものではない。ずっと土くさく、原始的だ。
tadayou nioi wa enso no mono dewa nai. zutto tsuchi kusaku, genshiteki da.
The smell in the air is not chlorine. It’s far more earthy and primal.

わたし自身は、陸軍省に勤務することになったので、始終、彼らに会うことができた。
watashi jishin wa, rikugunshou ni kinmu suru koto ni natta node, shijuu, karera ni au koto ga dekita.
I myself had been given a job at the War Office, so was able to see them continually.

多くの原始社会では、困難な時期を乗り切るため、食糧などを蓄えていた。
ooku no genshi shakai dewa, konnan na jiki o norikiru tame, shokuryou nado o takuwaete ita.
Most primitive societies at least attempt to hoard food and other provisions to tide them over hard times.

人間の欲求とニーズは無限だと思うことだ。そうすれば、生まれる産業も、始めるビジネスも、やる仕事も無限にある。
ningen no yokkyuu to niizu wa mugen da to omou koto da. sou sureba, umareru sangyou mo, hajimeru bijinesu mo, yaru shigoto mo mugen ni aru.
If you believe human wants and needs are infinite, then there are infinite industries to be created, infinite businesses to be started, and infinite jobs to be done.

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