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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 望 (bou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 望 (bou)

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MEANING:

ambition, full moon, hope, desire, aspire to, expect

HOW TO READ:

On: bou, mou
Kun: nozo.mu, mochi

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Many people were turned into dead (亡) meat (月) because of the King’s (王) ambition.

WORDS:

望み (nozomi): wish, desire, hope
望む (nozomu): to desire, to wish for
希望 (kibou): hope, wish, aspiration
要望 (youbou): demand for, request
志望 (shibou): wish, desire, ambition
展望 (tenbou): view, outlook, prospect
野望 (yabou): ambition, aspiration
有望 (yuubou): good prospects
待望 (taibou): long-awaited
望外 (bougai): unexpected
望郷 (boukyou): nostalgia
欲望 (yokubou): desire, appetite
切望 (setsubou): longing for
熱望 (netsubou): burning desire
願望 (ganbou): desire, wish, aspiration
絶望 (zetsubou): despair, hopelessness
失望 (shitsubou): disappointment, despair
望月 (mochidzuki): full moon
望遠鏡 (bouenkyou): telescope
望ましい (nozomashii): desirable, hoped-for


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

俺の希望も君の希望に合致してる。
ore no kibou mo kimi no kibou ni gacchi shiteru.
Your wishes coincide with mine.

何かご要望があれば言ってください。
nanika goyoubou ga areba itte kudasai.
If you have any requests please tell me.

あわれな女は絶望した様子でわめいていた。
awarena onna wa zetsubou shita yousu de wameite ita.
The poor woman screamed in despair.

会話はあまり望む方向に行っていないようだ。
kaiwa wa amari nozomu houkou ni itte inai you da.
The conversation is not going in quite the direction I hope.

あなたには快適な家があるし、将来の展望もあるわ。
anata ni wa kaiteki na ie ga aru shi, shourai no tenbou mo aru wa.
You have a nice home and a good future.

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