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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 弱 (jaku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 弱 (jaku)

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MEANING:

weak, frail

HOW TO READ:

On: jaku
Kun: yowa.i, yowa.ru, yowa.maru, yowa.meru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Two weak archers are trying to bring down the ice (冫) wall with their bows (弓).

WORDS:

弱い (yowai): weak, frail, delicate
弱る (yowaru): to weaken, to be troubled
弱み (yowami): weakness, shortcoming
弱点 (jakuten): weak point, weakness
貧弱 (hinjaku): poor, meagre
弱火 (yowabi): simmering, low fire
弱者 (jakusha): weak person, the weak
衰弱 (suijaku): weakness, debility
弱震 (jakushin): mild earthquake
弱視 (jakushi): amblyopia, weak sight
薄弱 (hakujaku): feebleness, weakness
弱音 (yowane): complaints
弱気 (yowaki): timid, fainthearted
弱虫 (yowamushi): coward, weakling
病弱 (byoujaku): weak constitution
弱める (yowameru): to weaken
弱まる (yowamaru): to abate, to weaken
力弱い (chikarayowai): weak
弱い者 (yowaimono): weak person, the weak
弱々しい (yowayowashii): frail, slender
弱り切る (yowarikiru): to faint
弱り果てる (yowarihateru): to be exhausted


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

家内はすっかり弱りきっております。
kanai wa sukkari yowarikitte orimasu.
My wife is all broken up.

私は、心臓が非常に弱いんです。
watashi wa, shinzou ga hijou ni yowain desu.
I have a very weak heart.

彼女の荷物は極端に貧弱だった。
kanojo no nimotsu wa kyokutan ni hinjaku datta.
Her luggage was meagre in the extreme.

偉大な人物の常で、彼も弱点を持っていました。
idai na jinbutsu no tsune de, kare mo jakuten o motte imashita.
Like all great men, he had his weaknesses.

仕事はどうもうまくゆかず、同僚も僕も弱り果てました。
shigoto wa doumo umaku yukazu, douryou mo boku mo yowarihatemashita.
The job didn’t go well so both my colleague and I were exhausted.

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