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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 線 (sen)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 線 (sen)

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MEANING:

line, track

HOW TO READ:

On: sen
Kun: suji

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

線 (sen): line, stripe
路線 (rosen): route, line
一線 (issen): line
線路 (rosen): line, track
戦線 (sensen): war front
前線 (zensen): (military) front line, action zone
無線 (musen): wireless, radio
幹線 (kansen): main line, trunk line
視線 (shisen): one’s line of sight, glance, gaze
電線 (densen): electric line, electric cable
配線 (haisen): wiring
内線 (naisen): inner line, indoor wiring
伏線 (fukusen): preparation, foreshadowing
全線 (zensen): the whole line, all lines
脱線 (dassen): derailment, deviation
銅線 (dousen): copper line, copper wire
光線 (kousen): beam, light ray
直線 (chokusen): straight line
車線 (shasen): traffic lane, road lane
回線 (kaisen): circuit, line
本線 (honsen): main line
放射線 (houshasen): radiation
新幹線 (shinkansen): bullet train
最前線 (saizensen): foremost line
海岸線 (kaigansen): coastline
第一線 (daiissen): the front, forefront
地平線 (chiheisen): horizon
平行線 (heikousen): parallel line

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:


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断層線があっても、地震が起こるとは限らない。
dansousen ga atte mo, jishin ga okoru to wa kagiranai.
A fault line does not necessarily guarantee an earthquake.

これは私が望んだ線よりも踏み込んだものだった。
kore wa watashi ga nozonda sen yori mo fumikonda mono datta.
This had gone further than I would have liked.

どの町も石だらけの緑の丘を背景にした壊れやすい前線基地のようだった。
dono machi mo ishi darake no midori no oka o haikei ni shita kowareyasui zensen kichi no you datta.
All of the towns were like fragile outposts against the green and stony hills.

家々は、ちょうど視線を遮る高さの白壁で通りから隔てられていた。
ieie wa, choudo shisen o saegiru takasa no shirakabe de toori kara hedaterarete ita.
The houses were set off from the street by a white wall, just above eye level in height.

植えた人々は電信柱によじ登って銅線を盗み、それを食べ物と交換した。
ueta hitobito wa denshin bashira ni yojinobotte dousen o nusumi, sore o tabemono to koukan shita.
Hungry people scaled utility poles to pilfer bits of copper wire to swap for food.

私が取りたいと考えている路線は、現在の窮状が、40年にわたる集産主義や社会主義、福祉国家への傾向に、ほぼ全面的に起因している、という考えに基づく。
watashi ga toritai to kangaete iru rosen wa, genzai no kyuujou ga, yonjuu nen ni wataru shuusan shugi ya shakai shugi, fukushi kokka e no keikou ni, hobo zenmenteki ni kiin shite iru, to iu kangae ni motozuku.
The general line I was taking was that their present difficulties were due almost entirely to the forty-year trend toward collectivism, socialism, and the welfare state.

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