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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 沈 (chin)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 沈 (chin)

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MEANING:

sink, be submerged, subside, be depressed, aloes

HOW TO READ:

On: chin, jin
Kun: shizu.mu, shizu.meru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

He tied the heavy crown (冖) to one of my legs (儿) to make sure I sink deep into the water (氵).

WORDS:

沈む (shizumu): to sink, to go under
沈黙 (chinmoku): silence, quiet
沈下 (chinka): sinking, subsidence
沈痛 (chintsuu): grave, sad, sorrowful
浮沈 (fuchin): floating and sinking
沈降 (chinkou): sedimentation
沈澱 (chinden): precipitation
撃沈 (gekichin): to sink a ship
沈思 (chinshi): contemplation
沈滞 (chintai): stagnation, inactivity
沈静 (chinsei): stillness, tranquility
沈着 (chinchaku): composure, calmness
沈没 (chinbotsu): sinking, foundering
沈める (shizumeru): to sink, to submerge
浮き沈み (ukishizumi): rising and falling
意気消沈 (ikishouchin): dispirited
考えに沈む (kangae ni shizumu): to be lost in thought


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

太陽はもう沈んでいる。
taiyou wa mou shizunde iru.
The sun is already setting.

期待と沈黙との恐ろしい一瞬がつづいた。
kitai to chinmoku no osoroshii isshun ga tsuzuita.
A terrible moment of expectation and silence ensued.

田中さんはもともと性格の強い沈着な方です。
tanakasan wa motomoto seikaku no tsuyoi chinchaku na kata desu.
Mr. Tanaka is a very strong, self-contained man.

彼は座席により掛って、沈痛なもの思いにふけっていた。
kare wa zaseki ni yorikakatte, chintsuu na monoomoi ni fukette ita.
He leaned back in his seat, lost in gloomy speculation.

大村は眉根をよせ唇をかたくむすんで、考えに沈んでいる。
oomura wa mayune o yose kuchibiru o kataku musunde, kangae ni shizunde iru.
Omura’s brows are drawn down in thought and his lips compressed.

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