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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 外 (gai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 外 (gai)

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MEANING:

outside

HOW TO READ:

On: gai, ge
Kun: soto, hoka, hazu.su, hazu.reru, to-

HOW TO REMEMBER:

When you go out late at night (夕) and get lost, your magic wand (卜) will show you the way home.

COMPOUNDS:

外国 (gaikoku): foreign country
海外 (kaigai): abroad, overseas
例外 (reigai): exception
外交 (gaikou): diplomacy
意外 (igai): unexpected
外出 (gaishutsu): outing, going out
外観 (gaiken): appearance
郊外 (kougai): suburb, outskirts
外務 (gaimu): foreign affairs
外食 (gaishoku): eating out
外傷 (gaishou): external wound
外来 (gairai): foreign, imported
案外 (angai): unexpectedly
口外 (kougai): reveal (i.e. a secret)
論外 (rongai): out of the question
外部 (gaibu): the outside, external
外科 (geka): surgical department
外語 (gaigo): foreign language
外道 (gedou): heretical doctrine
以外 (igai): with the exception of
外貨 (gaika): foreign currency
外側 (sotogawa): exterior, outside
法外 (hougai): exorbitant
外洋 (gaiyou): open sea, ocean
室外 (shitsugai): outdoors
外人 (gaijin): foreigner
外務省 (gaimushou): Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

イギリスに行くなど論外だ。
igirisu ni iku nado rongai da.
It’s out of the question for you to go to England.

男性はよけいなことは口外しないと信頼できる。
dansei wa yokei na koto wa kougai shinai to shinrai dekiru.
Men can be trusted to keep their mouths shut.

海外旅行なんて考えたこともなかった…
kaigai ryokou nante kangaeta koto mo nakatta.
I’ve never even thought of travelling abroad…

彼は絶対的であっていっさいの例外を認めなかった。
kare wa zettaiteki de atte issai no reigai o mitomenakatta.
He was absolute, and admitted no exceptions.

こういう単純な暗号の方が、意外と解きにくい…
kou iu tanjun na angou no hou ga, igai to tokinikui.
Simple codes like this are unexpectedly hard to solve…

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