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

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

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MEANING:

body, substance, object, reality

HOW TO READ:

On: tai, tei
Kun: karada, katachi

HOW TO REMEMBER:

After reading this man (亻)’s fitness book (本), I want to have a stiff body like him.

WORDS:

身体 (karada): body, torso
全体 (zentai): whole, entirety
団体 (dantai): organization
体力 (tairyoku): stamina
正体 (shoutai): true identity
死体 (shitai): dead body
大体 (daitai): main point
具体 (gutai): concrete
物体 (buttai): body, object
体格 (taikaku): physique
体温 (taion): temperature
図体 (zuutai): body, frame
遺体 (itai): corpse, remain
体重 (taijuu): body weight
肉体 (nikutai): the body, the flesh
液体 (ekitai): liquid, fluid
体験 (taiken): personal experience
得体 (etai): nature, character
体育 (taiiku): gymnastics
本体 (hontai): substance, real form
書体 (shotai): calligraphic style
体制 (taisei): order, system
主体 (shutai): core, nucleus
球体 (kyuutai): sphere, globe
一体 (ittai): …the heck, …on earth
体中 (karadajuu): through out the body
体つき (karadatsuki): body build
活字体 (katsujitai): printed form


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

体が隅から隅まで痛かった。
karada ga sumi kara sumi made itakatta.
Every inch of mine was aching.

国務省が死体の発掘を命じた。
kokumushou ga shitai no hakkutsu o meijita.
The State Department have ordered an exhumation of the body.

君たち、いったい全体何をやってるんだね?
kimitachi, ittai zentai nani o yatterun da ne.
What the heck do you think you’re doing?

体中の力が抜けるような気がした。
karadajuu no chikara ga nukeru you na ki ga shita.
It felt like my whole body has gone numb.

一体なぜあんな無茶なまねをしたの?
ittai naze anna mucha na mane o shita no.
Why on earth did you do such a silly thing?

私が惜しむのは肉体の死ではない。
watashi ga oshimu nowa nikutai no shi dewa nai.
It is not the death of the body I regret.

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