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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 中 (chuu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 中 (chuu)

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MEANING:

in, inside, middle, center

PRONUNCIATION:

On: chuu, juu.

Kun: naka, uchi, ata.ru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Imagine that you’re trying to put a walking stick (丨) in your mouth (口).

COMPOUNDS:

中心 (chuushin): center, heart
中学 (chuugaku): middle school
中止 (chuushi): suspension
途中 (tochuu): en route
中断 (chuudan): interruption
中央 (chuuou): center, middle
中身 (nakami): contents
中性 (chuusei): neutral
真中 (mannaka): middle
水中 (suichuu): underwater
空中 (kuuchuu): air
中年 (chuunen): middle-age
中古 (chuuko): used
集中 (shuuchuu): concentration
夜中 (yonaka): midnight
中立 (chuuritsu): neutrality
背中 (senaka): back
連中 (renchuu): colleagues
年中 (nenchuu): whole year
中絶 (chuuzetsu): abortion
中途 (chuuto): half-way
中毒 (chuudoku): poisoning
中国 (chuugoku): China
夢中 (muchuu) infatuation
胸中 (kyouchuu): one’s heart
中世 (chuusei): Middle Ages


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

中国は物価が安いと聞いている.
chuugoku wa bukka ga yasui to kiite iru.
I heard the cost-of-living in China is cheap.

いったいこの箱の中身は何かしら.
ittai kono hako no nakami wa nani kashira.
What on earth is in this box?

彼女はいつも自分が中心でないと気が済まない質だわ。
kanojo wa itsumo jibun ga chuushin denai to ki ga sumanai tachi da wa.
She always has to be the center of attention.

中立の立場は許されない.
chuuritsu no tachiba wa yurusarenai.
There can be no neutral ground.

この秘密は、われわれ二人の胸中深く秘めておこう。
kono himitsu wa, wareware futari kyouchuu fukaku himete okou.
Let us bury this secret in the deepest recesses of our hearts.

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