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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 清 (sei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 清 (sei)

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MEANING:

pure, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu dynasty

HOW TO READ:

On: sei, shou, shin
Kun: kiyo.i, kiyo.maru, kiyo.meru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

The water (氵) in the swimming pool is pure blue (青).

WORDS:

清い (kiyoi): pure, clear, noble
清潔 (seiketsu): clean, pure
清書 (seisho): clean copy
清々 (seisei): feeling relieved
清掃 (seisou): cleaning, clean-up
清算 (seisan): settlement (financial)
清純 (seijun): purity, innocence
清明 (seimei): pure and clear
清貧 (seihin): honorable poverty
清新 (seishin): fresh, new
血清 (kessei): serum
清浄 (seijou): pure, clean, purity
清涼 (seiryou): cool, refreshing
清流 (seiryuu): clear stream
清風 (seifuu): cool breeze
清水 (shimizu): clean water, spring water
清める (kiyomeru): to purify, to cleanse
清らか (kiyoraka): clean, pure, chaste
清涼剤 (seiryouzai): refreshment
清々しい (sugasugashii): refreshing, fresh


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

あいつなんかいないほうが清々する。
aitsu nanka inai hou ga seisei suru.
We’re better off without him.

彼は顔一杯に清々しい風を味わった。
kare wa kao ippai ni sugasugashii kaze o ajiwatta.
He savored the fresh air on his face.

東京の空気は彼女の存在によって清められている。
toukyou no kuuki wa kanojo no sonzai ni yotte kiyomerarete iru.
The air of Tokyo is the sweeter for her presence.

お医者さんのおかげで、息子の傷は、きちんと清潔になっていた。
oishasan no okage de, musuko no kizu wa, kichinto seiketsu ni natte ita.
Thanks to the doctor, my son’s wound was neat and clean.

彼女は私を愛していたのだ。その愛のために清い半生を独身でとおすことにもなったのだ。
kanojo wa watashi o aishite ita no da. sono ai no tame ni kiyoi hansei o dokushin de toosu koto ni mo natta.
She loved me. She loved me well enough to remain single all her sainted days for my sake.

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