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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 接 (setsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 接 (setsu)

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MEANING:

touch, contact, adjoin, piece together

HOW TO READ:

On: setsu, shou
Kun: tsu.gu

HOW TO REMEMBER:

A pervert man touched a woman (女) with his fingers (扌) so she threw a vase (立) at him.

WORDS:

接ぐ (tsugu): to join, to piece together
接近 (sekkin): getting closer
接吻 (seppun): kiss, kissing
面接 (mensetsu): interview (for a job)
接待 (settai): reception, welcome
隣接 (rinsetsu): adjoin, adjacent
接受 (setsuju): receive, intercept
間接 (kansetsu): indirection
接戦 (sessen): close combat
接収 (sesshuu): confiscation
直接 (chokusetsu): direct, immediate
接断 (setsudan): cutting, severance
接続 (setsuzoku): connection, link
接客 (sekkyaku): serving customers
接触 (sesshoku): touch, contact
接点 (setten): point of contact
密接 (missetsu): close, intimate
接合 (setsugou): union, joining
接する (sessuru): to touch, to come in contact with
応接間 (ousetsuma): reception room


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

私たちは意外に敵に接近している。
watashitachi wa igai ni teki ni sekkin shite iru.
We are surprisingly getting closer to our enemy.

これから面接だろ?早く行ったほうがいいよ!
kore kara mensetsu daro. hayaku itta hou ga ii yo.
You have an interview, right? You’d better hurry, then!

三浦は手早く手紙を唇へ持っていって、接吻した。
miura wa tebayaku tegami o kuchibiru e motte itte, seppun shita.
Miura lifted the letter quickly to his lips and kissed it.

薄々気づいただけか?だったら、どうして直接訊いて、好奇心をみたさないんだ?
usuusu kizuita dake ka. dattara, doushite chokusetsu kiite, koukishin o mitasanain da.
You only suspected? Why didn’t you ask me and satisfy your curiosity?

あなたもあの人にやさしくしすぎよ。もっと冷たくよそよそしく接すれば、むこうも察するでしょう。
anata mo ano hito ni yasashiku shisugi yo. motto tsumetaku yosoyososhiku sessureba, mukou mo sassuru deshou.
You are too nice to him. Be cold and distant and he will understand.

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