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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 指 (shi)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 指 (shi)

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MEANING:

finger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)

HOW TO READ:

On: shi
Kun: yubi, sa.su, -sa.shi

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Kentucky fried chicken is finger (扌) licking delicous (旨).

WORDS:


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指す (sasu): to point, to indicate
指輪 (yubiwa): (finger) ring
指揮 (shiki): command, direction
指示 (shiji): indication, instruction
指令 (shirei): orders, instructions
指導 (shidou): leadership, guidance
五指 (goshi): the five fingers
指針 (shishin): needle, pointer
屈指 (kusshi): leading, foremost
指摘 (shiteki): pointing out
指紋 (shimon): fingerprint
親指 (oyayubi): thumb
指先 (yubisaki): fingertip, finger
物指 (monosashi): ruler, measure
指図 (sashizu): instruction, mandate
指定 (shitei): designation, specification
指差す (yubisasu): to point at
目指す (mezasu): to aim at
眼差し (manazashi): look, gaze
名指し (nazashi): calling names
指導者 (shidousha): leader, guide
指定席 (shiteiseki): reserved seat
指揮者 (shikisha): (musical) conductor
指し示す (sashishimesu): to indicate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

あんたの指図は受けん。
anta no sashizu wa uken.
I ain’t taking no orders from you.

指定の番地の所へ着いた。
shitei no banchi no tokoro e tsuita.
I arrived at the appointed address.

私は彼の指示に従う約束をした。
watashi wa kare no shiji ni shitagau yakusoku o shita.
I have promised to adhere to his instructions.

あなたにふるまいを指導されるいわれはないわ。
anata ni furumai o shidou sareru iware wa nai wa.
I don’t need you to tell me how to behave.

事実、彼はイタリア屈指の名門の生まれです。
jijitsu, kare wa itaria kusshi no meimon no umare desu.
He is indeed a scion of one of the very oldest families in Italy.

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