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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 当 (tou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 当 (tou)

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MEANING:

hit, right, appropriate, himself

HOW TO READ:

On: tou
Kun: a.taru, a.tari, a.teru, a.te, masa.ni

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

当り (atari): hit, success
当に (masani): exactly, certainly
本当 (hontou): truth, reality
当時 (touji): at that time, in those days
当選 (tousen): being elected
当面 (toumen): for the meantime,at present
当日 (toujitsu): appointed day, very day
当地 (touchi): this place, here
当初 (tousho): at first
担当 (tantou): in charge
正当 (seitou): just, right, proper, legitimate
不当 (futou): injustice, unfair
適当 (tekitou): suitable, proper
相当 (soutou): considerable, substantial
配当 (haitou): devided, share
見当 (kentou): guess, estimate
手当 (teate): salary, medical care
当然 (touzen): natural, as a matter of course
当局 (toukyoku): authorities, this office
当分 (toubun): currently, presently
順当 (juntou): proper, right, reasonable
当社 (tousha): this shrine, this firm
弁当 (bentou): bento, Japanese box lunch
当番 (touban): being on duty, person on duty
当てる (ateru): to hit, to put on
当たる (ataru): to be hit, to go well
担当者 (tantousha): person in charge, responsible party
当事者 (toujisha): person concerned, related party
当たり前 (atarimae): natural, reasonable
思い当たる (omoiataru): to suddenly understand, to think of

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:


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思い当たる所は探し尽くしちまった。
omoiataru tokoro wa sagashitsuku shichimatta.
I’ve looked everywhere I can think of.

娘の言ったことが、本当でした。昨夜、ベルグラードへ着く時と、出発の時とでは、向きが逆でした。
musume no itta koto ga, hontou deshita. sakuya, beruguraado e tsuku toki to, shuppatsu no toki tode wa, muki ga gyaku deshita.
It was quite true what my daughter said. Why, last evening we went into Belgrade one way and out the other.

おそらく、両方が適当にまじっているのではあるまいか。
ssoraku, ryouhou ga tekitou ni majitte iru no dewa arumai ka.
It’s probably a judicious mixture of both.

当社は、会議やパーティー、式典などを円滑に進行します。
tousha wa, kaigi ya paatii, shikiten nado o enkatsu ni shinkou shimasu.
Our company facilitates meetings, parties and ceremonies.

気にやむともさ。どっちが頭だか、尻尾だか、見当もつかないんだもの。
ki ni yamu tomo sa. docchi ga atama da ka, shippo da ka, kentou mo tsukanain da mono.
Naturally it worries me. I cannot make head or tail of it.

あの何年かにわたる試練のときが過ぎ去り、娘たちが学校に通い始めてから当時を振り返って、初めてわたしは妻が当時どんな気持ちを味わっていたかを理解しはじめた。彼女が現代の働く母親に典型的な苦しみを味わっていたことを理解し始めた。
ano nannenka ni wataru shiren no toki ga sugisari, musumetachi ga gakkou ni kayoihajimete kara touji o furikaette, hajimete watashi wa tsuma ga touji donna kimochi o ajiwatte ita ka o rikai shihajimeta. kanojo ga gendai no hataraku hahaoya ni tenkeiteki na kurushimi o ajiwatte ita koto o rikai shihajimeta.
It was only upon reflection, after the trials of those years had passed and the kids had started school, that I began to appreciate what my wife had been going through at the time, the struggles so typical of today’s working mother.

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