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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 態 (tai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 態 (tai)

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MEANING:

attitude, condition, figure, appearance, voice (of verbs)

HOW TO READ:

On: tai
Kun: waza.to

JLPT LEVEL: N1

COMPOUNDS:

態と (wazato): on purpose
態度 (taido): attitude, manner
事態 (jitai): situation, circumstances
状態 (joutai): current status, condition
態度 (taido): attitude, manner
形態 (keitai): form, shape, figure
実態 (jittai): true state, actual condition
生態 (seitai): mode of life, ecology
態勢 (taisei): attitude, posture, preparedness
悪態 (akutai): abusive language
重態 (juutai): seriously ill, critical state
変態 (hentai): abnormality, pervert
失態 (shittai): mismanagement, fault, error
衰態 (suitai): weakening, decline
痴態 (chitai): foolishness, silliness
業態 (gyoutai): business conditions
容態 (youtai): condition (usually animate)
病態 (byoutai): a patient’s condition
動態 (doutai): movement, dynamic state
態々 (wazawaza): specially, expressly
生態系 (seitaikei): ecosystem

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼の態度は、まったく平静で、よく自分を抑えていた。
kare no taido wa, mattaku heisei de, yoku jibun o osaete ita.
His manner was quite quiet and self-controlled.


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だがこの話は、その後おとずれる事態の不吉な前兆だった。
da ga kono hanashi wa, sono ato otozureru jitai no fukitsu na zenchou datta.
But the episode served as an omen of things to come.

戦いはさらに二年続いたが、意気阻喪と膠着状態をもたらしただけだった。
tatakai wa sara ni ni’nen tsuzuita ga, ikisosou to kouchaku joutai o motarashita dake datta.
Two more years of fighting produced only frustration and stalemate.

酔ってる時は、手に負えない奴で、彼女の頭をぶんなぐってやるなどと、悪態の限りをつくんです。
yotteru toki wa, te ni oenai yatsu de, kanojo no atama o bunnagutte yaru nado to, akutai no kagiri o tsukun desu.
He was a terror when he was in drink—cursing and swearing that he’d bash her head in.

事実、このような保険の形態はすべて、最も洗練された海上輸送保険も含めて、ある種の賭博だった。
jijitsu, kono you na hoken no keitai wa subete, motto mo senren sareta kaijou yusou hoken mo fukumete, arushu no tobaku datta.
In truth, all these forms of insurance – including even the most sophisticated shipping insurance – were a form of gambling.

私は、あなたの見るからに頼もしい態度は、やがて汽車が雪からぬけ出して警察に引き渡すまで、事を穏便にすまそうとするはからいだと思ってたんだけど。
watashi wa, anata no miru kara ni tanomoshii taido wa, yagate kisha ga yuki kara nuke dashite keisatsu ni hikiwatasu made, koto o onbin ni sumasou to suru hakarai da to omottetan da kedo.
I thought your reassuring manner was only to smooth things over till we are dug out of the snow and the police take charge.

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