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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 敗 (hai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 敗 (hai)

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MEANING:

failure, defeat, reversal

HOW TO READ:

On: hai
Kun: yabu.reru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

A shellfish (貝) lost in a fight so he’s being scolded by his taskmaster (攵) for his failure.

WORDS:

勝敗 (shouhai): victory or defeat
失敗 (shippai): failure, mistake, blunder
敗北 (haiboku): defeat, to be defeated
腐敗 (fuhai): decomposition, decay
敗訴 (haiso): loss of a court-case
敗因 (haiin): cause of defeat
敗者 (haisha): the defeated, loser
敗軍 (haigun): defeat, lost battle
敗走 (haisou): take flight
一敗 (ippai): one defeat
完敗 (kanpai): complete defeat
敗戦 (haisen): defeat, losing a war
連敗 (renpai): consecutive defeats
敗退 (haitai): being defeated
惜敗 (sekihai): regrettable defeat
惨敗 (zanpai): to be utterly beaten
敗れる (yabureru): to be defeated, to be beaten
大失敗 (daishippai): massive failure


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

今度こそ失敗しないようにするぞ。
kondo koso shippai shinai you ni suru zo.
I’ll make sure I don’t fail this time.

試合の勝敗に二百ドール賭けた。
shiai no shouhai ni nihyaku dooru kaketa.
I bet two hundred bucks on the outcome of the match.

腐敗した制度を支える人たちがいる。
fuhai shita seido o sasaeru hitotachi ga iru.
There are people who support rotten systems.

僕は初めてテニスの試合で敗れたんだ。
boku wa hajimete tenisu no shiai de yaburetan da.
For the first time ever, I’ve lost a tennis match.

前回の敗北が彼を胃までも苦しめているに違いない。
zenkai no haiboku ga kare o i made mo kurushimete iru ni chigai nai.
The last defeat is clearly still torturing him.

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