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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 持 (ji)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 持 (ji)

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MEANING:

hold, have

HOW TO READ:

On: ji
Kun: mo.tsu, -mo.chi, mo.teru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Son Goku held the temple (寺) up and destroyed it with his fingers (扌).

WORDS:

持つ (motsu): to hold, to take, to carry
持ち (mochi): hold, keep possession
固持 (koji): insistence, persistence
維持 (iji): maintenance, preservation
支持 (shiji): support, holding up
堅持 (kenji): sticking to
保持 (hoji): retention, maintenance
所持 (shoji): possession, owning
持続 (jizoku): continuation, lasting
持参 (jisan): bringing, carrying
持久 (jikyuu): endurance, persistence
持物 (mochimono): one’s property, personal effects
護持 (goji): defend and maintain
持論 (jiron): pet theory
持てる (moteru): to be able to possess
金持ち (kanemochi): rich person
気持ち (kimochi): feeling, sensation, mood
女持ち (onnamochi): for women, women’s article
心持ち (kokoromochi): feeling, mood, sensation
持ち主 (mochinushi): owner, possessor
持ち前 (mochimae): one’s nature, characteristic
持ち家 (mochiie): one’s own house
所持品 (shojihin): personal belongings
持ち帰り (mochikaeri): take-out, take-away
持ち切り (mochikiri): hot topic, talk of the town
持て成す (motenasu): to entertain
持ち込む (mochikomu): to bring in, to carry in
持ち出す (mochidasu): to take out, to carry out
持ち上げる (mochiageru): to raise, to lift up


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

これは女持ちのハンカチーフです。
kore wa onnamochi no hankachiifu desu.
This is a woman’s handkerchief.

あなたは、だいぶ、偏見を持っているようだね。
anata wa, daibu, henken o motte iru you da ne.
You seem very prejudiced.

この邸は維持していけるんでしょうね?
kono yashiki wa iji shite ikerun deshou ne.
You will be able to keep up this mansion, right?

私は金持ちだ。こういう地位にある者には敵がある。
watashi wa kanemochi da. kou iu chii ni aru mono ni wa teki ga aru.
I am a rich man. Men in that position have enemies.

彼女は、生まれてはじめて、風に吹き飛ばされている木の葉のような気持ちになっていた。
kanojo wa. umarete hajimete, kaze ni fukitobasarete iru konoha no you na kimochi ni natte ita.
For the first time in her life she felt like a leaf swept by the wind.

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