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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 古 (ko)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 古 (ko)

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MEANING:

old

HOW TO READ:

On: ko
Kun: furu.i, furu-, -furu.su

HOW TO REMEMBER:

This Kanji reminds you of an old tombstone in the graveyard.

COMPOUNDS:

古代 (kodai): ancient times
古都 (koto): ancient city
古風 (kofuu): old-fashioned
古伝 (koden): legend, tradition
古典 (koten): old book, classic
反古 (hogo): wastepaper
古式 (koshiki): old style
稽古 (keiko): practice, training
古里 (furusato): hometown
古木 (koboku): old tree
古酒 (koshu): old sake
上古 (jouko): ancient times
中古 (chuuko): used, secondhand
古着 (furugi): old clothes
古今 (kokon): all ages
古跡 (koseki): historic spot
古豪 (kogou): veteran, old-timer
古城 (kojou): old castle
古文 (kobun): ancient writing
古書 (kosho): old book, rare book
考古学 (koukogaku): archaeology
下稽古 (shitageiko): rehearsal


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

いつも下稽古が大切なものです。
itsumo shitageiko ga taisetsu na mono desu.
You should always rehearse properly.

壁には古代の武器がかざってある。
kabe ni wa kodai no buki ga kazatte aru.
There are ancient weapons hanging on the wall.

随分古くからのお知合いのようですね?
zuibun furuku kara no oshiriai no you desu ne.
You’ve known her for a long time, I understand?

堂々たるブナの古木の根元に身を横たえた。
doudoutaru buna no koboku no nemoto ni mi o yokotaeta.
I flung myself down at the foot of an old beech-tree.

立派な、古風な図書室なんかはどうだろう?
rippa na, kofuu na toshishitsu nanka wa dou darou.
What’s wrong with the good old library?

古風な暖炉には、裸火が音をたてて燃えていた。
kofuu na danro ni wa, hadakabi ga oto o tatete moete ita.
In the old-fashioned fireplace a log-fire crackled and snapped.

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