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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 利 (ri)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 利 (ri)

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MEANING:

profit, advantage, benefit

HOW TO READ:

On: ri
Kun: ki.ku

HOW TO REMEMBER:

This man cut his neighbor’s wheat (禾) with a sabor (刂) then sold it for profit.

WORDS:

利く (kiku): to be effective
利己 (riko): self-interest
利子 (rishi): interest (bank)
利用 (riyou): use, utilization
金利 (kinri): interest rates
権利 (kenri): right, privilege
利口 (rikou): clever, intelligent
便利 (benri): convenient, useful
利点 (riten): advantage, point in favor
利益 (rieki): profits, gain, benefit
利根 (rikon): intelligence
営利 (eiri): money-making
利息 (risoku): interest (bank)
利率 (riritsu): interest rate
勝利 (shouri): victory, triumph
利得 (ritoku): gain, profit, benefit
不利 (furi): disadvantage, unfavorable
有利 (yuuri): advantageous, better
利害 (rigai): interests, advantages and disadvantages
利回り (rimawari): interest, yield
利用者 (riyousha): user, consumer
利己主義 (rikoshugi): egoism, selfishness


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

わたしは利己主義の権化なんだ。
watashi wa riko shugi no gonge nan da.
I am a monster of selfishness.

そんなことをするものか。俺たちの利害は一致しているんだ。
sonna koto o suru mono ka. oretachi no rigai wa icchi shite irun da.
I will do no such thing. Our interests are the same.

遺言をする場合は、誰かの利益のためにするものです。
yuigon o suru baai wa, dareka no rieki no tame ni suru mono desu.
When an individual makes his will, it is in favor of some person.

もうひと月分利子を入れますから、しびれを切らさないでいてください。
mou hitotsukibun rishi o iremasu kara, shibire o kirasanaide ite kudasai.
I will bring you the interest for another month; please be patient.

この言葉は弾劾された男にとって有利な印象を聞く者に与えた。
kono kotoba wa dangai sareta otoko ni totte yuuri na inshou o kiku mono ni ataeta.
These words made a favorable impression on behalf of the accused.

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