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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 故 (ko)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 故 (ko)

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MEANING:

happenstance, especially, intentionally, reason, cause, circumstances, the late, therefore, consequently

HOW TO READ:

On: ko
Kun: yue, furu.i, moto

WORDS:

故に (yueni): therefore
何故 (naze): how, why
故意 (koi): intention, purpose
事故 (jiko): accident, incident
古老 (korou): old people, seniors
故人 (kojin): the deceased
物故 (bukko): death
旧故 (kyuuko): antiquity
故国 (kokoku): one’s native land
縁故 (enko): relation, connection
故障 (koshou): breakdown, failure
故郷 (kokyou): home town, birthplace
故無い (yuenai): without a reason
自動車事故 (jidoushajiko): car crash


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

故国にはひとりの親戚もいません。
kokoku ni wa hitori no shinseki mo imasen.
I have no relative in my homeland.

田中さんが事故で入院しました。
tanakasan ga jiko de nyuuin shimashita.
Tanaka’s in the hospital because of an accident.

あなたは故人をご存じだったでしょうね?
anata wa kojin o gozonji datta deshou ne.
You knew the deceased, did you not?

両親が自動車事故で亡くなりました。
ryoushin ga jidousha jiko de nakunarimashita.
My parents died in a car crash.

朋子はもう十年も前にその故郷を出たのだった。
tomoko wa mou juunen mo mae ni sono kokyou o deta no datta.
Tomoko had quitted her hometown ten years before.

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