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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 急 (kyuu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 急 (kyuu)

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MEANING:

hurry, emergency, sudden, steep

HOW TO READ:

On: kyuu
Kun: iso.gu, iso.gi

HOW TO REMEMBER:

I made a huge mess of the house so before my mom got home, I had to bound (⺈) up the brooms () and sweep in a hurry, my heart (心) pounding.

WORDS:

急 (kyuu): urgent, sudden, abrupt
急ぎ (isogi): haste, hurry
急ぐ (isogu): to hurry, to rush
急に (kyuu ni): suddenly, abruptly
早急 (sakkyuu): immediate, prompt
急行 (kyuukou): express (train)
緊急 (kinkyuu): urgent, pressing
急増 (kyuuzou): rapid increase
特急 (tokkyuu): limited express
急変 (kyuuhen): sudden change
急死 (kyuushi): sudden death
急用 (kyuuyou): urgent business
急激 (kyuugeki): sudden, radical
救急 (kyuukyuu): first-aid, emergency
急進 (kyuushin): rapid progress
急速 (kyuusoku): rapid (progress)
急性 (kyuusei): acute (illness)
急いで (isoide): hurriedly
急かす (sekasu): to hurry, to urge on
大急ぎ (ooisogi): urgent, pressing
大至急 (daishikyuu): as soon as possible
救急車 (kyuukyuusha): ambulance


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼女は急いで着替えにかかった。
kanojo wa isoide kigae ni kakatta.
She began dressing hurriedly.

大至急準備してほしいものがあるんだ!
daishikyuu junbi shite hoshii mono ga arun da.
I need you to help me arrange something right away!

こんなに早急に決めないほうがいいと思わない?
konna ni sakkyuu ni kimenai hou ga ii to omowanai.
Don’t you think you’d better not decide so hastily?

急に刑事の視線が、妻から夫へと向けられた。
kyuu ni keiji no shisen ga, tsuma kara otto e to mukerareta.
Suddenly the police officer’s glance was transferred from the wife to the husband.

千葉くんの言葉どおりに、事態は急速に進展した。
chiba kun no kotoba doori ni, jitai wa kyuusoku ni shinten shita.
Things progressed rapidly as Chiba had predicted.

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