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

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

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MEANING:

harden, set, clot, curdle

HOW TO READ:

On: ko
Kun: kata.meru, kata.maru, kata.mari, kata.i

WORDS:

固い (katai): hard, solid, tough
固体 (kotai): solid (body)
固辞 (koji): firm refusal
禁固 (kinko): imprisonment
凝固 (gyouko): coagulation
確固 (kakko): firm, resolute
頑固 (ganko): stubborn, obstinate
断固 (danko): firm, determined
固定 (kotei): fixation, fixing
堅固 (kengo): solid, strong, firm
固化 (koka): solidification
強固 (kyouko): firmness, strength
固有 (koyuu): characteristic, traditional
固執 (koshitsu): persistence, adherence
固める (katameru): to harden, to freeze
固まり (katamari): lump, mass, bundle
固まる (katamaru): to harden, to solidify
固定費 (koteihi): fixed cost
固くなる (katakunaru): to become stiff
堅苦しい (katakurushii): formal, strict
固定観念 (koteikannen): fixed idea, prejudice
固定費用 (koteihiyou): fixed cost


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

地面がコチコチに固まっている。
jimen ga kochikochi ni katamatte iru.
The ground is iron hard.

小林は唇を固くなるほど噛みしめた。
kobayashi wa kuchibiru o kataku naru hodo kamishimeta.
Kobayashi’s lips stiffened as he pressed them together.

彼は彼女を保護するとともに、彼女は彼を強固にした。
kare wa kanojo o hogo suru to tomo ni, kanojo wa kare o kyouko ni shita.
He protected her, and she strengthened him.

三浦が自分は無実だと何度も頑固に言い張っていた。
miura ga jibun wa mujitsu da to nando mo ganko ni iihatte ita.
Miura was stubbornly repeating, again and again, that he was innocent.

あなたがどこまでもその言葉に固執するのだったら、あえて反対はしない。
anata ga doko made mo sono kotoba ni koshitsu suru no dattara, aete hantai wa shinai.
If you insist upon the word I will not contradict you.

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