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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 公 (kou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 公 (kou)

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MEANING:

public, prince, official, governmental

HOW TO READ:

On: kou, ku
Kun: ooyake

WORDS:

公園 (kouen): (public) park
公的 (kouteki): public, official
公平 (kouhei): fairness, justice
公民 (koumin): citizen, freemen
公選 (kousen): public election
公正 (kousei): justice, fairness
公共 (koukyou): public, community
公判 (kouhan): public hearing, trial
公開 (koukai): open to the public
公務 (koumu): official business
公演 (kouen): public performance
公明 (koumei): fairness, justice
公然 (kouzen): open, public
公益 (koueki): public interest
公認 (kounin): official recognition
公害 (kougai): pollution, public nuisance
公衆 (koushuu): the public, general public
公式 (koushiki): formality, official
公立 (kouritsu): public (institution)
公表 (kouhyou): official announcement
不公平 (fukouhei): unfairness, injustice
公務員 (koumuin): public servant
公聴会 (kouchoukai): public hearing
主人公 (shujinkou): protagonist
非公開 (hikoukai): private
公衆電話 (koushuudenwa): pay phone


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

それは絶対不公平だよ。
sore wa zettai fukouhei da yo.
That’s so unfair.

公園を散歩しましょう。
kouen o sanpo shimashou.
Let’s take a walk in the park.

公衆の面前に姿を現わしたくない。
koushuu no menzen ni sugata o arawashitakunai.
I don’t want to appear in public.

まずあなたのご意見をうかがったほうが公平だと思って…
mazu anata no goiken o ukagatta hou ga kouhei da to omotte.
I thought it was but fair to you to take your opinion first.

これは公判で物を言うから、大切に保管しておかなくちゃ。
kore wa kouhan de mono o iu kara, taisetsu ni hokan shite okanakucha.
This must be preserved, for it will figure in the trial.

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