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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 時 (ji)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 時 (ji)

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MEANING:

time, hour

HOW TO READ:

On: ji
Kun: toki, -doki

HOW TO REMEMBER:

You see the sun (日) rising over the temple (寺) and suddenly wonder what time it is.

COMPOUNDS:

時間 (jikan): time, hours
時刻 (jikoku): instant, time
時代 (jidai): period, era
時給 (jikyuu): hourly wage
時計 (tokei): watch, clock
時事 (jiji): events of the day
時期 (jiki): time, season
時々 (tokidoki): sometimes
適時 (tekiji): timely, opportune
同時 (douji): simultaneous
時点 (jiten): point in time
戦時 (senji): war time
時速 (jisoku): speed (per hour)
時機 (jiki): opportunity, chance
時半 (jihan): about an hour
時差 (jisa): time difference
当時 (touji): at that time
時節 (jisetsu): season, the time
幼時 (youji): childhood, infancy
臨時 (rinji): temporary, special
零時 (reiji): 12 o’clock, midnight
時価 (jika): current value
片時 (katatoki): moment, instant
時間割 (jikanwari): timetable


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

わたしたちが捕まるのも時間の問題だわ!
watashitachi ga tsukamaru no mo jikan no mondai da wa.
It’s only a matter of time before we’re caught!

時計を見て、一分おくれているのに気がついた.
tokei o mite, ippun okurete iru no ni ki ga tsuita.
I looked at my watch and found I was a minute slow.

死亡時刻は午前一時頃だ.
shibou jikoku wa gozen ichiji goro da.
The death occurred at about 1 a.m.

彼はあの当時は有罪でした.今は無罪です.
kare wa ano touji wa yuuzai deshita. ima wa muzai desu.
He was then guilty, and now he is innocent.

お金を湯水のごとく浪費できる時代は過ぎ去った。
okane o yumizu no gotoku rouhi dekiru jidai wa sugisatta.
The days when money could be thrown away carelessly have passed.

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