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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 早 (sou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 早 (sou)

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MEANING:

early, fast

HOW TO READ:

On: sou, sa’
Kun: haya.i, haya, haya-, haya.maru, haya.meru, sa-

HOW TO REMEMBER:

This Kanji reminds you of a sunflower that grows early in the morning.

WORDS:

早 (haya): already, by this time
早い (hayai): fast, quick, hasty
早く (hayaku): early, quickly
早める (hayameru): to fasten, to quicken
早まる (hayamaru): to be hasty, to be rush
早々 (sousou): as soon as, just after
早朝 (souchou): early morning
最早 (mohaya): already, now
早晩 (souban): sooner or later
早退 (soutai): leave early
早急 (sakkyuu): urgent, pressing
早速 (sassoku): at once, immediately
早期 (souki): early stage
早口 (hayakuchi): fast-talking
早寝 (hayane): go to bed early
足早 (ashibaya): quick pace
早産 (souzan): premature birth
早起き (hayaoki): early rising
早目に (hayameni): earlier than usual
素早く (subayaku): fast, quick


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

今夜は夕食を早目にする。
kon’ya wa yuushoku o hayame ni suru.
We’ll have dinner early tonight.

それをいうのはまだ早すぎる。
sore o iu no wa mada hayasugiru.
It’s too early to say that.

早朝でなんかないですよ…私にとっては。
souchou de nanka nai desu yo. watashi ni totte wa.
It’s not early in the morning. Not for me.

彼は、素早く階段を駆け降りて、ドアを開けた。
kare wa, subayaku kaidan o kakeorite, doa o aketa.
He ran swiftly down the stairs and opened the door.

私、こんなに早起きさせられるなんて、何年ぶりかしら。
watashi, konna ni hayaoki saserareru nante, nannen buri kashira.
It’s years since I’ve been awaken as early as this.

私の早まった意見を変えなければならないようなことが起こった。
watashi no hayamatta iken o kaenakereba naranai you na koto ga okotta.
Something occurred that caused me to revise that rather hasty opinion.

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