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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 得 (toku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 得 (toku)

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MEANING:

gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit

HOW TO READ:

On: toku
Kun: e.ru, u.ru

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

得る (eru): to get, to earn, to acquire
得意 (tokui): triumph, prosperity
説得 (settoku): persuasion
取得 (shutoku): acquisition
利得 (ritoku): gain, profit, benefit
得点 (tokuten): score, points made
所得 (shotoku): income, earnings
獲得 (kakutoku): acquisition, possession
納得 (nattoku): consent, grasp, understanding
得策 (tokusaku): good plan
損得 (sontoku): loss and gain
独得 (dokutoku): learning by oneself
得票 (tokuhyou): poll votes
習得 (shuutoku): learning, acquisition
得々 (tokutoku): triumphantly, proudly
心得 (kokoroe): knowledge, information
取柄 (torie): worth, merit, gain
会得 (etoku): understanding, comprehension
体得 (taitoku): mastery, realization
得する (tokusuru): to make a profit
心得る (kokoroeru): to know, to understand
買い得 (kaidoku): bargain, good buy
所得税 (shotokuzei): income tax
無得点 (mutokuten): scoreless
説得力 (settokuryoku): persuasiveness, cogency
得意先 (tokuisaki): customer, clientele
不得意 (futokui): one’s weak point
自業自得 (jigoujitoku): reap what you sow
一挙両得 (ikkyoryoutoku): killing two birds with one stone
課税所得 (kazeishotoku): taxable income


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

妃が死んで利益を得る者は?
kisaki ga shinde rieki o eru mono wa.
Would Kisaki’s death affect anyone’s interest?

これもあなたの得意な嫌らしいジョークなの?
kore mo anata no tokui na iyarashii jooku na no.
Is this one of your vile jokes?

彼は、柔かい、説得力にとんだ声で、繰り返した。
kare wa, yawarakai, settokuryoku ni tonda koe de, kurikaeshita.
He repeated again in his soft, persuasive voice.

あなたがこの得がたい地位を獲得されましたご幸運を祝福します。
anata ga kono egatai chii o kakutoku saremashita go kouun o shukufuku shimasu.
Let me congratulate you on the important position which you have been fortunate enough to gain.

彼は、博士号を取得した後、一時帰国したものの、爾後の35年間をアメリカで送った。
kare wa, hakasegou o shutoku shita ato, ichiji kikoku shita mono no, jigo no sanjuugo nenkan o amerika de okutta.
After gaining his doctorate, he had returned briefly to his home country, before spending the next thirty-five years in the United States.
ベテランのほうが、初心者より得てして早めに買いを入れ、バブルがはじける前に売るタイミングを心得ている。
beteran no hou ga, shoshinsha yori eteshite hayame ni kai o ire, baburu ga hajikeru mae ni uru taimingu o kokoroete iru.
A veteran is much more likely to get his timing right – buying early and selling before the bubble bursts – than the naive first-time investor.

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