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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 切 (setsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 切 (setsu)

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MEANING:

cut, cutoff, be sharp

HOW TO READ:

On: setsu, sai
Kun: ki.ru, -ki.ru, ki.ri, -ki.ri, -gi.ri, ki.reru, -ki.reru, ki.re, -ki.re, -gi.re

HOW TO REMEMBER:

You can’t cut a spoon (七) with a dagger (刀).

WORDS:

切る (kiru): to cut
切り (kiri): end, finish
切れ (kire): piece, slice
切符 (kippu): ticket
切手 (kitte): stamp (postage)
大切 (taisetsu): important
一切 (issai): all, everything
切断 (setsudan): cutting, severance
切迫 (seppaku): pressure, urgency
切望 (setsubou): longing for
適切 (tekisetsu): adequate, appropriate
親切 (shinsetsu): kindness, gentleness
切実 (setsujitsu): compelling, serious
切れる (kireru): to break, to snap
裏切る (uragiru): to betray, to double-cross
縁切り (enkiri): separation, divorce
横切る (yokogiru): to cross (road)
小切手 (kogitte): cheque, check
打ち切り (uchikiri): end, close, finish


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

机の中には切手がありません。
tsukue no naka niwa kitte ga arimasen.
There are no stamps in the desk.

あなたの信頼を裏切るようなことはしません。
anata no shinrai o uragiru you na koto wa shimasen.
I will not betray your trust.

こんな生活は打ち切りにすべきだ。
konna seikatsu wa uchikiri ni subeki da.
We should stop living like this.

私にはそんなものよりお前の方がはるかに大切だ。
watashi niwa sonna mono yori omae no hou ga haruka ni taisetsu da.
You’re much more important to me than that.

夏子が、突然、車道を横切って、芝生の方へ進んで行った。
natsuko ga, totsuzen, shadou o yokogitte, shibafu no hou e susunde itta.
Natsuko suddenly moved across the roadway to the lawn.

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