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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 敬 (kei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 敬 (kei)

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MEANING:

awe, respect, honor, revere

HOW TO READ:

On: kei, kyou
Kun: uyama.u

HOW TO REMEMBER:

You must talk to the taskmaster (攵) in flowery (艹) phrases (句) to show him respect.

WORDS:

敬す (keisu): to respect
敬い (uyamai): respect, honour
敬う (uyamau): to show respect
敬意 (keii): respect, honour
不敬 (fukei): disrespect
尊敬 (sonkei): respect, esteem
敬礼 (keirei): salute, bow
敬語 (keigo): honorific language
敬具 (keigu): sincerely yours
敬遠 (keien): keeping at a distance
敬愛 (keiai): respect and affection
畏敬 (ikei): awe, respect
孝敬 (koukei): filial piety
敬虔 (keiken): pious, modest
崇敬 (suukei): reverence
敬服 (keifuku): great admiration
愛敬 (aikyou): charm, attractiveness
失敬 (shikkei): rudeness, disrespect
敬称 (keishou): title of honour
敬老 (keirou): respect for the aged
尊敬語 (sonkeigo): honorific language
敬意を払う (keii o harau): to pay respect


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES.

一人の警官が入ってきて、敬礼をした。
hitori no keikan ga haitte kite, keirei o shita.
A police officer came in and saluted.

彼は明子に対して、実に失敬な態度だった。
kare wa akiko ni taishite, jitsu ni shikkei na taido datta.
He was really rude to Akiko.

店員が客に敬語を使わなければならない。
ten’in ga kyaku ni keigo o tsukawanakereba naranai.
Shop clerks must use honorific language with customers.

私は、あなたに抱いているあらゆる尊敬の念を失った。
anata ni idaiteiru arayuru sonkei no nen o ushinatta.
I’ve lost all respect for you.

あなたの注意力と着実なやり方には敬服の他ありません。
anata no chuuiryoku to chakujitsu na yarikata ni wa keifuku no hoka arimasen.
I admire your caution and your method of advancing one step at a time.

あなたは、何もかも考え抜いておいでです。私、敬服いたしました。
anata wa, nanimokamo kangaenuite oide desu. watashi, keifuku itashimashita.
You’ve thought of everything. I admired you.

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