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

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

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MEANING:

life, genuine, birth

HOW TO READ:

On: sei, shou
Kun: i.kiru, i.kasu, i.keru, u.mareru, uma.reru, u.mare, umare, u.mu, o.u, ha.eru, ha.yasu, ki, nama, nama-, na.ru, na.su, mu.su, -u

COMPOUNDS:


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学生 (gakusei): student
一生 (isshou): whole life
生活 (seikatsu): living, life
平生 (heizei): usual, ordinary
発生 (hassei): outbreak
生死 (seishi): life and death
人生 (jinsei): (human) life
生徒 (seito): pupil
生長 (seichou): growth, increment
生存 (seizon): existence, survival
生物 (seibutsu): living things
畜生 (chikushou): beast
先生 (sensei): teacher, doctor
生命 (seimei): life, existence
出生 (shussei): birth
再生 (saisei): regeneration
生息 (seisoku): inhabiting, living
後生 (goshou): afterlife
生涯 (shougai): one’s lifetime
生理 (seiri): physiology
誕生 (tanjou): birth, creation
生産 (seisan): production
新生 (shinsei): rebirth
生体 (seitai): organism
生成 (seisei): creation
野生 (yasei): wild, going wild
往生 (oujou): death, submission
生育 (seiiku): birth and growth
生地 (seichi): birthplace
女生 (josei): schoolgirl
生憎 (ainiku): sorry, but…
非衛生 (hieisei): unsanitary

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

それは生死にかかわる事柄だ。
sore wa seishi ni kakawaru kotogara da.
It’s a matter of life and death.

私はあの人に生命を救われた。
watashi wa ano hito ni seimei o sukuwareta.
That man saved my life.

あの子の父親とは一生の友達でした。
ano ko no chichioya to wa isshou no tomodachi deshita.
Her father and I were lifelong friends.

完全な隠退生活を送っています。
kanzen na intai seikatsu o okutte imasu.
I live in complete isolation.

生憎ですが、その質問には答えられません。
ainiku desu ga, sono shitsumon ni wa kotaeraremasen.
I’m sorry, but I must refuse to answer that question.

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