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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 突 (totsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 突 (totsu)

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MEANING:

stab, protruding, thrust, pierce, prick, collision, sudden

HOW TO READ:

On: totsu, ka
Kun: tsu.ku

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

突く (tsuku): to prick, to stab
突き (tsuki): a thrust, a pass
煙突 (entotsu): chimney
突貫 (tokkan): charge, rush
突起 (tokki): bump, protuberance
突然 (totsuzen): abrupt, sudden
突破 (toppa): breaking through, penetration
突如 (totsujo): suddenly, all of a sudden
突発 (toppatsu): outbreak, occurrence
突進 (tosshin): rush, charge
唐突 (toutotsu): abrupt, sudden
突撃 (totsugeki): assault, charge, attack
激突 (gekitotsu): crash into, clash
突入 (totsunyuu): rushing, breaking into
突出 (tosshutsu): projection, protrusion
衝突 (shoutotsu): collision, crash, conflict
追突 (tsuitotsu): rear-end collision
楯突く (tatetsuku): to oppose, to resist
突っ込む (tsukkomu): to plunge into, to go into deeply
突っ張る (tsupparu): to support, to become stiff
突き抜ける (tsukinukeru): to pierce through, to break through

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:


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2月16日、宿命的な事件が突発した。
nigatsu juuroku nichi, shukumeiteki na jiken ga toppatsu shita.
A fateful incident occurred on February 16.

突然、車体が大きく揺れた。二人は窓に倒れかかった。
totsuzen, shatai ga ookiku yureta. futari wa mado ni taorekakatta.
There was a sudden jerk. They both swung round to the window.

切符売り場へ突進しようなどというのは現実的ではない。
kippu uriba e tosshin shiyou nado to iu no wa genjitsuteki dewa nai.
It won’t do to try to push my way back to the box office.

そして勢よく燃えている火が煙突をごうごうといわせていた。
soshite ikioi yoku moete iru hi ga entotsu o gougou to iwasete ita.
And such a mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney.

戦争の突然の幕切れにロシア人もアメリカ人も等しく不意を突かれた。
sensou no totsuzen no makugire ni roshiajin mo amerikajin mo hitoshiku fui o tsukareta.
The quick end to the war caught almost everyone by surprise, the Russians as much as the Americans.

抑圧と暴力の日々が一日でも長引けば、シリア国民が和解と復興に向かうことはより困難になり、さらには政情不安定と宗派間の衝突がシリアから地域全体へと広がるリスクが高まるだろう。
yokuatsu to bouryoku no hibi ga ichinichi demo nagabikeba, shiria kokumin ga wakai to fukkou ni mukau koto wa yori konnan ni nari, sara ni wa seijou fuantei to shuuhakan no shoutotsu ga shiria kara chiiki zentai e to hirogaru risuku ga takamaru darou.
Every additional day of repression and violence made it more difficult for Syrians to reconcile and rebuild and increased the risk of instability and sectarian conflict spreading from Syria across the region.

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