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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 張 (chou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 張 (chou)

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MEANING:

lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)

HOW TO READ:

On: chou
Kun: ha.ru, -ha.ri, -ba.ri

HOW TO REMEMBER:

My bow (弓) was not long (長) enough so I had it lengthened.

WORDS:

張る (haru): to stick, to paste
張り (hari): stretch, tension
誇張 (kochou): exaggeration
膨張 (bouchou): expansion, swelling
緊張 (kinchou): tension, mental strain
伸張 (shinchou): expansion, extension
主張 (shuchou): claim, insistence
出張 (shucchou): business trip
拡張 (kakuchou): expansion, extension
頑張る (ganbaru): to do one’s best
見張り (mihari): guard, lookout
欲張る (yokubaru): to lust for
威張る (ibaru): to be proud


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頑張り (ganbari): tenacity, endurance
欲張り (yokubari): avarice, greed
強張る (kowabaru): to stiffen
引張る (hipparu): to pull, to draw
見張る (miharu): to stand watch
張本人 (chouhonnin): ringleader
矢っ張り (yappari): likewise, as expected
踏ん張る (funbaru): to stand firm
張り合う (hariau): to rival, to compete with
張り切る (harikiru): to be enthusiastic
張り出す (haridasu): to project, to stick out
貼り付ける (haritsukeru): to paste, to stick
張り上げる (hariageru): to raise (one’s voice)

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼の顔つきがひどく緊張している。
kare no kaotsuki ga hidoku kinchou shite iru.
He looks extremely nervous.

来週イギリスへ出張する予定です。
raishuu igirisu e shucchou suru yotei desu.
I’m going on a business trip next week.

高木の巨大な赤ら顔が膨張しはじめた。
takagi no kyodai na akaragao ga bouchou shihajimeta.
Takagi’s great red face started to expand.

賊は二人だ。一人は侵入し、一人は見張りだ。
zoku wa futari da. hitori wa shinnyuu shi, hitori wa mihari da.
There are two robbers. One does the work while other stands guard.

頑張って彼の話を聞こうにも、右の耳から左の耳へ抜けていってしまった。
ganbatte kare no hanashi o kikou ni mo, migi no mimi kara hidari no mimi e nukete itte shimatta.
When I took the trouble to listen to him at all, most of what he said went in one ear and out the other.

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