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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 待 (tai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 待 (tai)

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MEANING:

wait, depend on

HOW TO READ:

On: tai
Kun: ma.tsu, -ma.chi

HOW TO REMEMBER:

On New Year’s Eve, many people wait in line (彳) to get into Sensoji temple (寺) in Asakusa.

WORDS:

待つ (matsu): to wait, to await
期待 (kitai): expectation, hope
待望 (taibou): long-awaited
歓待 (kantai): warm welcome
待遇 (taiguu): treatment, reception
虐待 (gyakutai): abuse, ill-treatment
待機 (taiki): standby, wait for orders
待合 (machiai): meeting place
招待 (shoutai): invitation
招待状 (shoutaijou): written invitation
期待感 (kitaikan): feeling of expectation
待合室 (machiaishitsu): waiting room
待たせる (mataseru): to keep sb waiting
待ち望む (machinozomu): to wait eagerly for
待ち合わせ (machiawase): appointment
待ち兼ねる (machikaneru): to wait impatiently for


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

ちょっとお待ちください。
chotto omachi kudasai.
Please wait a moment.

僕にそんなことを期待するのかい?
boku ni sonna koto o kitai suru no kai.
Do you expect me to be like that?

彼に昼食に招待されたがそれを断った。
kare ni chuushoku ni shoutai sareta ga sore o kotowatta.
He invited me to lunch but I declined.

彼の顔はつよい興味と期待に輝いた。
kare no kao wa tsuyoi kyoumi to kitai ni kagayaita.
His face was keenly alight with interest and expectation.

山田さんに招待状を書いて、日曜のディナーに招きました。
yamadasan ni shoutaijou o kaite, nichiyou no dinaa ni manekimashita.
I wrote Yamada a note and invited him to Sunday dinner.

兵士が来れば、待望のお客が来訪したかのような歓待を受けるのだった。
heishi ga kureba, taibou no okyaku ga raihou shita ka no you na kantai o ukeru no datta.
Each soldier was welcomed as if he were a long-awaited guest.

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