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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 部 (bu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 部 (bu)

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MEANING:

section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine

HOW TO READ:

On: bu
Kun: -be

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

部 (bu): department, division, bureau
部屋 (heya): room, chamber
部下 (buka): subordinate person
部分 (bubun): portion, section, part
部隊 (butai): force, unit, corps
部員 (buin): staff, member
内部 (naibu): interior, inside, internal
支部 (shibu): branch, subdivision
全部 (zenin): all, entire, whole
学部 (gakubu): department of a university
部門 (bumon): division, branch, field
中部 (chuubu): center, middle, heart
本部 (honbu): headquarters, head office
部品 (buhin): parts, accessories, components
部長 (buchou): head of department
南部 (nanbu): southern part
警部 (keibu): police inspector
部族 (buzoku): tribe, clan, house
細部 (saibu): details
部局 (bukyoku): department, bureau
外部 (gaibu): the outside, external
北部 (hokubu): northern part
頭部 (toubu): head, cranium
部署 (busho): one’s duty post
一部 (ichibu): one part, one section
幹部 (kanbu): management, leaders
執行部 (shikkoubu): executive
司令部 (shireibu): headquarters
文部省 (monbushou): Ministry of Education
大部分 (daibubun): most part, majority
部分的 (bubunteki): partially


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

わたしたちは展望台に昇って、一部終始を眺めた。
watashitachi wa tenboudai ni nobotte, ichibu shuushi o nagameta.
We climbed up to a viewing perch and watched the show.

必然的にわたしと彼らの関係は部分的で不完全なものだった。
hitsuzenteki ni watashi to karera no kankei wa bubunteki de fukanzen na mono datta.
My relationships with them were necessarily partial, incomplete.

高木警部は、ぐるっと、身のまわりに目を走らせた。額に、すこし皺を寄せた。
takagi keibu wa, gurutto, mi no mawari ni me o hashirashita. hitai ni, sukoshi shiwa o yoseta.
Inspector Takagi looked round him. A little frown appeared upon his forehead.

思わず知らず、気持のいい暖かみが、わたしの内部にひろがった。
omowazu shirazu, kimochi no ii atatakami ga, watashi no naibu ni hirogatta.
In spite of myself, an agreeable warmth spread over me.

つまり、ご主人もあなたも、おっしゃったことは全部、嘘の連続でしたね。
tsumari, goshujin mo anata mo, osshatta koto wa zenbu, uso no renzoku deshita ne.
In fact, all that your husband and you told me was a tissue of lies.

海兵隊に入隊する前、平和維持部隊の一員としてフィリピンで何年か過ごしたことがあるという。
kaiheitai ni nyuutai suru mae, heiwa iji butai no ichiin to shite firipin de nannen ka sugoshita koto ga aru to iu.
It turned out that before joining the Marines he had spent several years in the Philippines as a member of the Peace Corps.

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