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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 弁 (ben)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 弁 (ben)

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MEANING:

valve, petal, braid, speech, dialect, discrimination, dispose of, distinguish, conical cap

HOW TO READ:

On: ben, hen
Kun: kanmuri, wakima.eru, wa.keru, hanabira, araso.u

WORDS:

弁明 (benmei): explanation, excuse
弁護 (bengo): defense, advocacy
答弁 (touben): response, reply
弁当 (bentou): Japanese box lunch
雄弁 (yuuben): oratory, eloquence
弁論 (benron): discussion, debate
代弁 (daiben): speak for another
弁士 (benshi): lecturer, orator
弁解 (benkai): justification, excuse
弁済 (bensai): settlement, payment
花弁 (hanabira): flower petal
弁償 (benshou): reimbursement, compensation
弁える (wakimaeru): to discern, to know
弁護士 (bengoshi): attorney, lawyer
弁護人 (bengonin): counsel, defender
代弁者 (daibensha): spokesman, mouthpiece


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

吉田が弁明を開始した。
yoshida ga benmei o kaishi shita.
Yoshida began his defence.

僕はあんまり雄弁なほうじゃない。
boku wa anmari yuuben na hou janai.
I am not often eloquent.

小学生の頃僕は弁護士になりたかったんだ。
shougakusei no koro boku wa bengoshi ni naritakattan da.
I wanted to become a lawyer when I was in elementary school.

私は法律ではないけど、これでも正義の代弁者のつもりだ。
watashi wa houritsu dewa nai kedo, kore demo seigi no daibensha no tsumori da.
I am not the law, but I will represent justice.

父の最後の指摘はまさにそのとおりで、弁護の余地もなかった。
chichi no saigo no shiteki wa masa ni sono toori de, bengo no yochi mo nakatta.
I could think of no defense for my father’s last point, for I knew he was right.

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