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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 物 (butsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 物 (butsu)

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MEANING:

thing, object, matter

HOW TO READ:

On: butsu, motsu
Kun: mono, mono-

HOW TO REMEMBER:

You can’t tie the cow (牜) in a knot (勿). It’s an animal, not a thing.

WORDS:

物価 (bukka): prices, cost-of-living
物音 (monooto): sounds
建物 (tatemono): building
毒物 (dokubutsu): poison
動物 (doubutsu): animal
物体 (buttai): body, object
生物 (seibutsu): living things
物置 (monooki): storage room
物件 (bukken): article, thing
物騒 (bussou): dangerous, insecure
本物 (honmono): genuine article
貨物 (kamotsu): cargo, freight
大物 (oomono): important person, big shot
刃物 (hamono): edged tool
果物 (kudamono): fruit
物理 (butsuri): physics
先物 (sakimono): futures
荷物 (nimotsu): luggage, baggage
人物 (jinbutsu): person, character
薬物 (yakubutsu): medicines, drugs
植物 (shokubutsu): plant, vegetation
物質 (busshitsu): material, substance
物語 (monogatari): tale, story
物腰 (monogoshi): manner, demeanor
別物 (betsumono): another thing, exception
物事 (monogoto): things, everything
買い物 (kaimono): shopping
食べ物 (tabemono): food
物知り (monoshiri): walking dictionary
物語る (monogataru): to tell, to indicate
物凄い (monosugoi): staggering
遺失物 (ishitsubutsu): lost article
物体無い (mottainai): wasteful
物足りない (monotarinai): unsatisfied


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

中国は物価が安いと聞いている。
chuugoku wa bukka ga yasui to kiite iru.
I heard the cost-of-living in China is cheap.

殿方の言うことと本心は別物だ。
tonogata no iu koto to honshin wa betsumono da.
What men say and what they think are two different things.

最後の物音がしたのは裏庭のあたりだった。
saigo no monooto ga shita no wa uraniwa no atari datta.
The last sounds came from the yard.

なんの痕跡も残さずに人を殺せる毒物がある。
nan no konseki mo nokosazu ni hito o koroseru dokubutsu ga aru.
There is a poison which destroys life without leaving any traces.

中村は一目見て、この建物の配置はちょっとした投機に価すると見た。
nakamura wa hitome mite, kono tatemono no haichi wa chotto shita touki ni ataisuru to mita.
Nakamura had seen at a glance that he could make of this building a profitable speculation.

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