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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 占 (sen)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 占 (sen)

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MEANING:

fortune-telling, divining, forecasting, occupy, hold, have, get, take

HOW TO READ:

On: sen
Kun: shi.meru, urana.u

HOW TO REMEMBER:

You can start your fortune-telling career by using your mouth (口) as a divining rod (⺊).

WORDS:

占う (uranau): to forecast, to predict
占い (uranai): fortune-telling, divination
占用 (sen’you): exclusive use
占拠 (senkyo): occupation (of territory)
独占 (dokusen): monopoly, keeping to oneself
占有 (sen’yuu): exclusive possession
占領 (senryou): occupation, possession
占める (shimeru): to occupy, to hold
買占め (kaishime): cornering (market)
占い師 (uranaishi): diviner, fortuneteller
星占い (hoshiuranai): astrology, horoscope
独占的 (dokusenteki): monopolistic
占星学 (senseigaku): astrology
一人占め (hitorijime): monopolizing, having all to oneself


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼は私の心を占めている問題に触れた。
kare wa watashi no kokoro o shimete iru mondai ni fureta.
He mentioned the subject that was occupying my mind.

小田は食堂を占領して中から錠をおろした。
oda wa shokudou o senryou shite naka kara juu o oroshita.
Oda locked the door from the inside and took possession of the dining room.

彼女一人で何もかも独占してしまうのは公平でないようだ。
kanojo hitori de nanimokamo dokusen shite shimau no wa kouhei denai you da.
It doesn’t seem fair, her having everything.

その本屋には、占いに関する本だけを集めたコーナーがある。
sono hon’ya niwa, uranai ni kansuru hon dake o atsumeta koonaa ga aru.
There’s a corner devoted to fortune-telling in that bookstore.

あなたは昨日一人占めで使ったじゃないか。もう少し私に使わせてよ。
anata wa kinou hitorijime de tsukatta janai ka. mou sukoshi watashi ni tsukawasete yo.
You had it to yourself all day yesterday, let me use it a bit more.

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