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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 放 (hou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 放 (hou)

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MEANING:

set free, release, fire, shoot, emit, banish, liberate

HOW TO READ:

On: hou
Kun: hana.su, -ppana.shi, hana.tsu, hana.reru, ko.ku, hou.ru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

My taskmaster (攵) gave me a compass (方) and set me free.

WORDS:

放す (hanasu): to release, to get go
放る (houru): to throw, to toss
放つ (hanatsu): to fire, to free
放心 (houshin): peace of mind
放浪 (hourou): wandering
釈放 (shakuhou): release, liberation
放題 (houdai): as much as one like
解放 (kaihou): release, unleashing
追放 (tsuihou): exile, banishment
放置 (houchi): leave alone
放映 (houei): televising
放棄 (houki): abandonment
放牧 (houboku): pasturage
放火 (houka): arson, setting fire
放送 (housou): broadcast, broadcasting
開放 (kaihou): open, liberalization
放射 (housha): radiation, emission
放出 (houshutsu): release, ejection
放れる (hanareru): to get free
手放す (tebanasu): to let go of
見放す (mihanasu): to abandon, to desert
放り出す (houridasu): to throw out
切り放す (kirihanasu): to cut loose
無罪放免 (muzaihoumen): acquittal
放心状態 (houshinjoutai): being absentminded


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

小林は昨日釈放されました。
kobayashi wa kinou shakuhou saremashita.
Kobayashi was released yesterday.

彼の口振りは、いかにも放心したようだ。
kare no kuchiburi wa, ikanimo houshin shita you da.
His tone was really abstracted.

確かに中村は無罪放免になるらしい。
tashika ni nakamura wa muzai houmen ni naru rashii.
Evidently there is a likelihood of Nakamura being acquitted.

時には手放してしまうのが、唯一の方法である場合もある。
toki niwa tebanashite shimau no ga, yuiitsu no houhou de aru baai mo aru.
There are times when letting go is the only way.

できるだけ早く、不愉快な思いから解放してさしあげたいと思うんです。
dekiru dake hayaku, fuyukai na omoi kara kaihou shite sashiagetai to omoun desu.
I wish to free you from the unpleasantness as quickly as possible.

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