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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 根 (kon)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 根 (kon)

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MEANING:

root, radical, head (pimple)

HOW TO READ:

On: kon
Kun: ne, -ne

HOW TO REMEMBER:

I found a pile of silver (艮) buried under the root of the tree (木) in my backyard.

WORDS:

根 (ne): root
屋根 (yane): roof
羽根 (hane): feather, wing
根拠 (konkyo): basis, foundation
根性 (konjou): will-power, guts, spirit
性根 (shoune): character, nature
根源 (kongen): root, source, origin
根幹 (konkan): foundation, basis
根気 (konki): patience, perseverance
根本 (konpon): root, source, origin
根城 (nejiro): stronghold, citadel
同根 (doukon): same root, same origin
利根 (rikon): intelligence
垣根 (kakine): hedge, fence
根絶 (konzetsu): eradication, extermination
根底 (kontei): root, basis, foundation
根っから (nekkara): by nature, through and through
草の根 (kusa no ne): grassroots
根深い (nebukai): deep-rooted
根回し (nemawashi): laying the groundwork
根負け (konmake): run out of patience
根付く (nedzuku): to take root
屋根裏 (yaneura): attic, loft
根本的 (konponteki): fundamental, basic


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

君には根性というものがないのかい。
kimi ni wa konjou to iu mono ga nai no kai.
Haven’t you got any spirit?

あの男は心底から性根が腐っているんだ。
ano otoko wa shinsoko kara shoune ga kusatte irun da.
That man is rotten through and through.

彼女は誠実さがなく、根っから浅薄な女だ。
kanojo wa seijitsu ga naku, nekkara senpaku na onna da.
She’s an insincere and extremely shallow woman.

ホームに屋根はあるが、外は大変な雪が降り続いている。
hoomu ni yane wa aru ga, soto wa taihen na yuki ga furitsuzuite iru.
The platform has a roof, but heavy snow is falling outside.

今の所は、ただ疑わしいというだけなのです。何も根拠はないのです。
ima no tokoro wa, tada utagawashii to iu dake na no desu. nanimo konkyo wa nai no desu.
It is only suspicion so far. We have nothing to go upon.

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